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. There are four totems are among the oldest in Alaska - dating to the late 1790s - and were carved by the same master artist who created the world-famous Whale House artifacts located in Klukwan, Alaska. The Visitor Center features an interactive map of Wrangell Island and the Stikine River delta, as well as maps, brochures and photos. Look down to see the mosaic of the Stikine in the floor tile. Videos tell the story of the area’s fishing and timber industries.