Sealaska Heritage



Sealaska Heritage's exhibits are open from 10 am-4:30 pm daily. Admission is $7. (Due to staffing shortages, cultural interpreters may not be available at all times, however the gallery is set up for self-guided tours.)

Two exhibits are currently on view:

Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land: This exhibit explores ancient place names and the innovative inventions that were used to catch halibut and salmon. It includes three sections: Native Voices on the LandSalmon People; and Halibut, Attack the Hook! Offered on interactive platforms, all three sections offer a window into how Native people historically survived and thrived in the region, said SHI President Rosita Worl. “Indigenous people have lived in Southeast Alaska for more than 10,000 years, and during that time, our people invented ingenious tools to catch salmon and halibut and to sustain fish populations. Our people also documented important places, including subsistence areas, through names,” Worl said. “Our goal is to share this knowledge with the public and to honor the ingenuity of our ancestors"...(more) (News Story)

Native Women’s Art: Drawn From the Spirits of Ancestors Within: This exhibit features nearly 60 works by 56 artists from Alaska’s major Indigenous groups, including the Alutiiq, Athabaskan, Inupiat, Yupik, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. Most of the pieces were made by contemporary artists, while a few represent old masters whose pieces exist in SHI’s ethnographic collection. Through the show, SHI is honoring the ingenuity and strength of Alaska Native women who continue to create and innovate. Their achievements continue despite centuries of colonization, oppression and unprecedented times...(more)