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Sitka

Sitka Historical Museum

This place preserves Sitka`s rich history by harboring the rich cultures of the past. It was originally called Isabel Miller Museum, named after longtime Sitka collector who helped establish the museum. Housing an eclectic collection of artifacts in a rather inconspicuous location, Sitka Historical Museum’s Harrigan Centennial Hall is worthy of a visit. It displays photographs of early-day Sitkans, a Russian rifle, authentic trade beads and hand-woven spruce baskets among other things. Apart from the fascinating exhibits the museum showcases Sitka’s social, political and religious struggles as it entered the 20th century. It displays fox-farming in Southeast Alaska, Sitka’s Maritime Heritage and a diorama of Russian Sitka in 1867 as also the transfer of Alaska to the United States.