Sealaska Heritage



Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land

Sealaska Heritage Institute in 2018 opened a new exhibit, Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land, which explores ancient place names and the innovative inventions that were used to catch halibut and salmon. 

The exhibit shares knowledge about Southeast Alaska through Native perspectives and voices and includes three sections: Native Voices on the Land; Salmon People; and Halibut, Attack the Hook! All three exhibits are offered on interactive platforms.

The exhibit offers 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) (NewsStory)

  • Admission: $5; $4 for seniors 65 and over. Children under age 7 admitted free
  • Summer Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. –“ 8 p.m.
  • Address: Sealaska Heritage, 105 S. Steward Street Juneau, AK  99801
  • Call for more information: (907) 586-9124