City museum to offer annual workshops on local history and culture

The City Museum offers annual history and culture workshops

Juneau History and Native Culture workshops will be offered at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum Monday, May 2, through Thursday, May 5. Although these workshops are aimed at providing people in the tourism industry with accurate information about the Juneau area, they are also great for members of the community who are planning on being “tour guides” to visiting family and friends or people who are interested in brushing up on their knowledge of local history and culture.

This year the City Museum will offer the following workshops:

Contemporary Expressions of Traditional Tlingit Culture

Learn about Tlingit culture, social structure and contemporary issues with culture and language specialist Linda Belarde from the Sealaska Heritage Institute. This workshop will be offered from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, from and will be repeated at the same time on Tuesday, May 3.

Juneau History 101

A crash course on Juneau’s past and present: from Tlingit fishing villages to the hey-day of hard rock mining to today. Local historian and researcher Jim Geraghty will lead participants through a discussion of Juneau’s historical sites and local lore and prepare them for some of the most frequently asked questions of Juneau visitors. This workshop will be offered from 6– 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, and will be repeated at the same time on Thursday, May 5.

Each workshop is $20. Each participant receives a coupon for 20 percent off in the museum’s new gift shop. Sign up three or more participants using the same method of payment and receive 15 percent off the cost of the workshop.

All workshop sessions will be held at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, located at the corner of Fourth and Main Streets. Registration forms are available on-line at or at the museum’s front desk. For more information call 586-3572.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is a facility of the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department.


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