Alaska State Museum
–TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO PUBLIC–
–We remain available by phone and email–
The Alaska State Museum was established on June 6, 1900, when an Act of Congress created the Historical Library and Museum for the District of Alaska.
The Alaska State Museums (a state educational agency comprised of the Alaska State Museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum) identify, collect, preserve and exhibit Alaska’s material and natural history and provide public access to services and collections of the museums.
Both museums interpret and disseminate knowledge of the history of the state, its people, and its resources, and support others in these efforts. The museums also assist and advise in the growth, development, and excellence of other museums within Alaska.
Our temporary galleries include Simply Big and Women of Vision; both from our permanent collection.