Sheldon Jackson Museum

Alutiiq artist rediscovers Alaska’s original raingear

Jul 10, 2019

Picture the kind of waterproof jacket we all depend on in Southeast Alaska: long sleeves, a hood, maybe a drawstring. The best ones use some variety of next-generation plastics to keep the rain out while staying breathable and light. But these are far from the first of their kind. Alaskan Natives have been making raincoats for centuries, without synthetic materials. How? By carefully sewing seal guts.

Alaska plans to sell Sheldon Jackson Museum in cost-cutting efforts

Mar 18, 2019

Sitka state Sen. Bert Stedman has one word for the governor’s plan to sell of the state-owned Sheldon Jackson Museum: Crazy.