Wrangell Museums & Cultural Centers

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Museums, Cultural Centers

This mod­ernistic struc­ture opened in 2004 hous­es the Wrangell Muse­um, Wrangell’s Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, and Nolan Cen­ter The­ater. The muse­um tells the var­ied his­to­ry start­ing with the Tlin­git Indi­an rule and con­tin­u­ing through British, Russ­ian and U.S. dom­i­nance. Be sure to see the Chief Shakes House Posts.

His­to­ry of Wrangell begin­ning with ear­ly Native Amer­i­can pre­his­to­ry, South­east Alas­ka Native Amer­i­can cul­tures, Russ­ian and British con­tact peri­od, Gold Rush peri­od, fish­ing, min­ing and for­est indus­tries, turn-of-the-cen­tu­ry Wrangell. Dis­play includes orig­i­nal house posts from Chief Shakes house carved in the mid-1700s. A spruce canoe”, one of very few still in exis­tence, a turn-of-the-cen­tu­ry spruce and cedar bark bas­ket collection,…  ...more