The Alaska Aviation Museum (Anchorage, Alaska) and the MacBride Museum(Yukon, Canada)

I decided to contrast the two museums where the Alaska Aviation Museum and the MacBride Museum in Yukon, Canada. The Alaska Aviation Museum and the MacBride Museum have a considerable amount in common. Though the aviation museum focuses mainly on Aviation, for apparent reasons, Aviation was an incredibly important part of the history of territorial…

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The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center and Sheldon Jackson Museum

Museums in the North offer special experiences to those visiting and those living in the North.  For visitors they have the opportunity to share Northern life, history, culture and being.  For locals, museums offer ways to connect even deeper with their home, land, neighbors, forbearers, community, visiting scholars, artists and more.   For this assignment, I…

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Picking, packing and displaying whale bones

This topic was recently discussed at our Tanana Yukon Historical Society board meeting on March 4th, 2021 about a bowhead whale skeleton at UAMN.  I don’t know if this has been one of our class module topics or meet ups, but thought it may be of interest to the students. Aren Gunderson sprays water while…

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