City museum offers free tours, lecture in May

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will offer free tours and lectures for locals and visitors alike to educate about the facts, significant historical figures and stories about the “city built on gold.”

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on May 23 and May 27, a historic downtown walking tour will be available. Participants will begin at the Alaska’s Capital Inn for refreshments and brief introduction to the tour. The tour will be an hour and a half of moderate walking, covering about 10 blocks and 134 years of history. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children and free to Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum at the Fellow level or higher. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Spots are limited to 10 people per tour.

Mike Satre, of Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company, will lead a lecture on Mining 101 at 7 p.m. on May 30. The lecture will cover mining methods of the past and present. The lecture will be held at Centennial Hall in the Hickel Room. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and children. Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum at the Patron level or higher are free. Reservations can be made in advanced by contacting the museum or payment may be made at the door.

For more information regarding the programs or how to register, call 584-3572 or visit http://www.juneau.org/museum.

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