Last updated: 2/22/2012
Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska
Street Address
341 Mekiana Road
Anaktuvuk Pass, AK 99721
Mailing Address
PO Box 21085
Anaktuvuk Pass, AK 99721
phone: 907-661-3413
fax: 907-661-3414
web: spmm.nsb-ihlc.com
Hours
Open year round.
Closed during lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm.
Closed on major Holidays
Monday - Friday8:30 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 5 PM
Admissions
Adults: $10
Children (7-17): $5
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Vera Woods, Curator
Description

Museum building log cabin like is situated on a rise at the edge of, and overlooking, the village of Anaktuvuk Pass. From the front porch visitors can take in the magnificent panorama of the pass the headwaters of the major rivers.

Mission

Simon Paneak Memorial Museum focuses on recording and preserving the history, traditions, and artifacts of the Nunamiut. Drawing on data gathered from past and present elders. This accomplishment by the presentation, dissemination and interpretation of these materials through public exhibitions, educational programs and continuing research.

History

Existing since September 26, 1986 "...exhibits and displays inside offer insights into the origins and physical environment of the mountains and the history of the Nunamiut people."

Artifact Collections

Ethnography of the Nunamiut People of Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska and neighborhood communities.

Facilities

Lecture Halls

Governance

Inupiat, History, Language, & Culture Division of the North Slope Borough Planning Department.

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: No

Publications
  • Nunamiut Stories
  • Nunamiut: Among Alaska's Inland Eskimos
  • Territoriality Among Ancient Hunters: Interpretations from Ethnography and Nature
  • The Hungry Summer booklet
  • ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Nunamiut caribou skin masks and local arts & crafts sales. Publications & t-shirts and sweaters.

    Gift Shop

    Group Tours

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