Ellen Carrlee of the Alaska State Museum and conservator Ron Sheetz apply a restoration coating to the totem pole at the Governor's Mansion on Thursday. The totem was originally inspected and foundstructurally unstable in July 1997, raising safety concerns. In November of that year, it was removed, and conservator Sheetz finished restoring it in May 1998. The totem was carved between 1939-40 by Klukwan's Charles Tagook and Saxman's William Brown. It was raised at the mansion in 1941.
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