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
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