Alaska women’s suffrage exhibit links past to present

Jul 16, 2021

The Nineteenth Amendment, ratified in 1920, gave women the right to vote across the country.

But it took years of state-by-state campaigning to get there. In 1913, Alaska joined nine other states in granting suffrage to women.

Alaska State Museums has a traveling exhibit about this history. It’s here in Petersburg at the Clausen Museum through July 24.

Katie Anastas spoke to Alaska State Museums curator Anjuli Grantham about the exhibit and how this history connects to voting access today.

The National Park Service awarded a $56,254 grant to the Alutiiq Museum for a project called Return Them or Angilluki (ah-KNEE-loo-gee)

Museum collections curator Amanda Lancaster says the money will go toward the museum’s efforts in locating and researching remains, for possible repatriation. 

As Heard on Morning Line: Indigenous Women in Activism

Feb 23, 2018
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Our guest this morning on Our Community, Melissa Shaginoff, Anchorage Museum Curator of Contemporary Indigenous Art and Culture, shared about two upcoming Polar Night events tonight, Feb. 23 - "Curated Conversation: Indigenous Women in Activism," and a film called "Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock."

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A new Alaska Exhibit is opening September 15th, the product of a lot of construction you may have noticed in recent months at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.  

Our guest on Morning Line, Curator of Alaska History and Culture Aaron Leggett says that the Alaska Exhibition has been the same since 1986, "It's been fun to reimagine that space and exhibition... although it's in a chronological sequence, it's also thematic."  Leggett says the new displays pose the question, "How have Alaska's peoples adapted to the landscape and it's resources?"