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