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End of an Era for the Alaska State Museum

Date Posted: February 25, 2014       Categories: 49 History
The Alaska State Museum will close this Friday, February 28, to make way for “Phase- 2b” of the new State Libraries, Archives and Museum (SLAM) building being constructed on the existing museum site.

The Friends of the Alaska State Museum invites the public to a farewell celebration this Friday at 5:00 p.m. The “Final Friday” will feature live music, food, a behind-the-scenes look at paintings and artifacts as they are packaged for the move, and a “museum memories timeline” with photos and blank sheets for visitors to add their own written memories. Anyone unable to visit the museum this week can share their thoughts and personal stories at: http://museums.alaska.gov/Forms/MuseumMemories

As for the SLAM project, construction photos from January 2014 can be viewed at:

Check back to the SLAM website this spring for inside-the-vault photos!