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Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center

Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center Review

Steve Sheldon began assembling Native artifacts, items from historic Ft. Seward, and gold-rush memorabilia, such as Jack Dalton's sawed-off shotgun, in the 1880s, and started an exhibit of his finds in 1925. Today his collection is the core of the museum's impressive array of artifacts, including Chilkat blankets, a model of a Tlingit tribal house, and the original lens from the Eldred Rock lighthouse just south of Haines on the Lynn Canal. Repatriated Bear Clan items such as an 18th-century carved ceremonial Murrelet hat are are on display, thanks to loans to the museum.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Main St., Haines, AK, 99827 | Map It
  • Phone: 907/766–2366
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Mid-May–mid-Sept., weekdays 10–5, weekends 1–4; mid-Sept.–mid-May, Mon.–Sat. 1–4
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  • Location: Haines
Updated: 06-12-2013

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