In honor of Alaska's 50th anniversary, the Alaska State Museum has available two traveling exhibitions directly related to the theme of statehood for use by schools and school districts.
"Creating Alaska" traces the history of Alaska government and the creation of the state constitution, and "Eight Stars of Gold" tells the story of how Alaska's flag came to be, and the Native Alaska boy who designed it.
According to the museum, the exhibitions are inexpensive to ship, low-risk and easy to unpack and display, consisting entirely of wall panels with text and graphics. "Creating Alaska" is appropriate for high-school students and "Eight Stars of Gold" is appropriate for elementary and middle-school students.
The cost to the school for either exhibition is for shipping expenses only, and the museum will work with schools to find the least expensive shipping cost.
Online educational materials that complement the traveling exhibition are available through the state museum's Web site at www.museums.state.ak.us/traveling_exhibits/traveling_exhibits.html.
For further information, visit the museum's Web site or telephone Bob Banghart at 465-2901.
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