Learn about Alaska's aviation history and the daring bush pilots who opened up the Last Frontier. See rare aircraft dating back to WWI, historic photographs, artifacts, maps, newspaper accounts, aviators' clothing, and films.
Join the Alaska Native Heritage Center in celebrating their 15th Anniversary! Throughout the summer of 2014, over 30 Native artists will work with interns on traditional crafts such as qayak building, wood carving, and regalia sewing. Guests can see artists at work, talk with them about their craft, listen to their stories, and maybe even try their hand at Native crafts!
Homesteaders. Entrepreneurs. Photographers. This petite, but very well-done museum in midtown Anchorage offers engaging proof of how the state of Alaska has been shaped - and is still being shaped - by a diverse community. It's open 1pm - 6pm Sunday through Thursday year-round (closed Friday and Saturday for the Jewish Sabbath). It takes only 15 minutes to see the exhibits, but you can also watch a 90-minute video about Warren Metzker, a legend of Alaska aviation who captained the Jewish airlift of Yemenite Jews to the newly-created state of Israel.
This Anchorage library is much more than a spot for locals to check out books—it’s one of the most spectacular buildings in Anchorage and a true destination for visitors. With a large section of Alaskana, gorgeous artwork, and numerous events, it’s a great place for travelers to get a better sense of the state. Free wi-fi, public computers, and laptops for rent offer are other resources you can find here.
There's no better way to get a grasp of Alaska’s history—or really, its many histories— than by visiting the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The state's largest museum offers a compelling overview of Alaska’s history, art, culture and science. Here, you can satisfy your curiosity: Get the dirt on the gold rush, learn how Alaska’s earliest More...
Phone: (907) 929-9200
The non-profit Alaska Museum of Natural History fills a special need for science education in Alaska. No other organization in the state educates exclusively on Alaska's unique geological, cultural, and ecological history. Largest exhibits of rocks, minerals and exciting rare fossils in the state. Learn about North America's oldest duckbill dinosaur found in the local Talkeetna More...
Phone: (907) 274-2400