Sheldon Jackson Museum
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Sheldon Jackson Museum
Created in 1888 by minister and missionary Sheldon Jackson, this museum boasts an incredible collection of Native Alaskan artifacts—about 6,000 items in total, many of them collected by Jackson himself on his travels. The core of the collection is pieces from the Inupiat and Yup'ik peoples, while the Tlingit, Aleut and Athabascan are also represented by works that include totems, masks, baskets, beautiful hand-crafted clothing and even a traditional, full-size kayak. The museum building itself was the first concrete structure in Alaska, and it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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