Key museum collections highlighted in talk

Posted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010

JUNEAU - "A Century in the Making: The Alaska State Library and Museum," is the subject of a brown-bag lecture at noon Wednesday at the Alaska State Museum.

Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections at the museum, will explore significant early collections made by Governor John Brady, and earlier museum curators Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff, and Edward Keithahn. He will recount important milestones such as the totem pole retrieval project, which sought to document and recover many old poles that had fallen into disrepair; and the construction of the Centennial Museum Building in the mid 1960s, which was funded by the City of Juneau as a gift to the State. The talk is free and will be illustrated with slides and objects.

This is the final talk in this spring's brown-bag lecture series sponsored by the state Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums. The series has featured recent research on the museum and library collections by staff and visiting scholars.

Hours at the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Discounted winter admission is $3. Visitors 18 and under are admitted free of charge. An annual pass that allows unlimited visits to the Alaska State Museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is available for $15. Assistance is available for visitors with special needs. Please contact Visitor Services at 465-2901 before the visit.

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