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Juneau

Juneau Douglas City Museum

The museum, a short walk from the Capital building, is fairly small but has plenty of interesting local history and informative displays including native Alaskan history and information on Juneau`s gold rush history. Located on Fourth and Main streets you find two totem poles sitting in the small landscaped park where on July 4, 1959, the first Alaska flag was raised to celebrate the statehood. The East Gallery focuses on Juneau`s mining history and life of pioneers in the Gastineau Channel area. A 5-by-7 foot relief map provides an eagle`s-eye view of the region. You may enjoy watching a documentary on "Juneau: City Built on Gold," or view digital stories of Juneau on an interactive kiosk. Learn about Juneau`s gold-mining history and the Tlingit culture in the museum that features a number of artifacts, audio-visual presentations and changing exhibits.