Russian Orthodox museum to close its doors for good

Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ANCHORAGE - A museum that chronicled the history of the Russian Orthodox church in Alaska with artifacts and artwork dating back as long as a century will close its doors in August.

Low attendance and expensive bills have doomed the Russian Orthodox Museum in Anchorage. The church that operates the museum decided it is time to close the doors. Artifacts will be returned to the churches that donated them.

Rev. Mikel Bock said the closure has to be done because the diocese is hurting because of the economy.

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