Few People Know A Piece Of The Smithsonian Is Right Here In Alaska

For the first time in the history of the Smithsonian Institute, a special arrangement has been made for artifacts to be housed at their region of origin. To allow access to those who study Alaska native cultures, over 600 objects were returned to their home state for display, study, and exploration. The new Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in the Anchorage Museum features objects selected from the Smithsonian’s collection. These items were hand-picked with the help of native Alaskan elders and will reside in Anchorage for study by scientists, cultural specialists, historians and students.

The main exhibit is called Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska. Next time you have the opportunity for a cultural excursion in Alaska’s largest city, check out this wonderful new addition to the already incredible Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson.

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson
625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Take a virtual Gallery Tour here:

Winter Hours
October 1 – April 30
10 AM to 6 PM Tuesday – Saturday
Noon to 6 PM Sunday
Closed on Mondays

Summer Hours

May 1 – Sep 30
9 AM to 6 PM Every day

Find out more about the Anchorage Museum in This Incredible Museum In Alaska Is A Fantastic Day Trip Destination. Learn about more Alaskan museums in Here Are 9 Museums In Alaska That Are Just Too Cool For Words.

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