Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
Home built in 1891 for Anglican Missionary William Duncan of Beverly, England. Exhibits include personal possessions, antique phonographs, furniture, telephones, Tsimshian bentwood box, ceremonial drum, book collection on Alaska territorial law, educational and religious magazines. Also, photographs of life in Metlakatla, British Columbia, on through migration to Metlakatla, Alaska, and pictorial display of history of William Duncan's life accomplishments. Guided tours available.
More than 200 major artifacts include aircraft, construction and mining equipment, tractors and farm machinery, fishing boats, railroad locomotives and road vehicles. From manpower through the steam age, to modern aviation, descriptive signs let the machines tell the story of Alaska's development. An exhibit on Alaska's many railroads is housed in three W.W.II troop sleepers and a caboose. Expanded indoor gallery exhibits greet visitors year-round.