Alaska State Museum

Youth Art Activity focuses on artifacts and scientific sketches

It was a scientific Saturday morning for the kids in the Alaska State Museum classroom. November’s First Saturday youth art activity was an exploration of… Continue reading

 

Museum Mask-erade brings in funds and fun

The Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum had a temporary exhibit on charitable parties last Saturday. The Mask-erade Ball brought a crowd to the Andrew… Continue reading

 

Exhibit Specialist Aaron Elmore positions one of the eight legs for a giant octopus he is building for the Alaska State Museum’s children’s room on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)

Octopus art piece coming to the Alaska State Museum

A large creature is being assembled behind the scenes at the Alaska State Museum, and by spring it will be alive.

Exhibit Specialist Aaron Elmore positions one of the eight legs for a giant octopus he is building for the Alaska State Museum’s children’s room on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)
The Alaska State Museum in the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum building will allow free admission for special ticket holders Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska State Museum offers free admission Saturday

The Alaska State Museum will offer free admission to special ticketholders Saturday as part of the Smithsonian’s 14th annual Museum Day. The special event represents… Continue reading

The Alaska State Museum in the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum building will allow free admission for special ticket holders Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Museum Day includes book signing, free admission

This Saturday, Juneauites can take a look into local history for free. Admission to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum is free all day Saturday in celebration… Continue reading

This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Tracy K. Smith, the 52nd Poet Laureate of the United States, is greeted by Juneauites before Smith’s reading at the Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith brings poetry to the people

The end of Tracy K. Smith’s reading in the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building sounded more like the wrap up of a comedy set than… Continue reading

Tracy K. Smith, the 52nd Poet Laureate of the United States, is greeted by Juneauites before Smith’s reading at the Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Tracy K. Smith (Courtesy Photo)

Poetry in motion: U.S. Poet Laureate comes to Juneau

If you’ve ever wanted to talk to a poet laureate, your chance is coming up. Wednesday, Aug. 29, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will… Continue reading

Tracy K. Smith (Courtesy Photo)
Archivist Zach Jones points out Wyatt Earp’s July 1900 application for a Nome liquour at the Alaska State Archives on Friday, July 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska state archive digitizes Wyatt Earp papers

Wyatt Earp was a snowbird. Last week, archivists at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum announced the completion of a… Continue reading

Archivist Zach Jones points out Wyatt Earp’s July 1900 application for a Nome liquour at the Alaska State Archives on Friday, July 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska’s 150th anniversary: Juneau lab preserves historical documents

Everyone has enemies. Cats have dogs. Mice have cats. Dust mites have vacuum cleaners. Seth Irwin has Scotch Tape. For the past few weeks —and… Continue reading