The Wrangell Mountain Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to wilderness education and creative arts, housed in the old hardware store; stop by and see if any events are being held during your visit. There's a kiosk out front with a schedule that often includes free lectures by visiting biologists, artists, naturalists, and students. Activities include early morning bird walks, gardening lessons, open-mic poetry jams, films on local glacial studies, flower pressing for kids, and more. This is a friendly group that welcomes visitors. Who started all this? The man who once ran the Hardware Store was the leading prohibitionist and organized the most successful police sting in McCarthy history. But don't worry, he passed on more than 80 years ago.