Arts & Culture

Alaskans celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

Alaskans marked Elizabeth Peratrovich Day on Saturday, in honor of the Tlingit woman whose testimony to the territorial legislature helped pass an Anti-Discrimination Act in 1945. A small crowd gathered at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau to hear a talk from Barbara Cadiente-Nelson, a board member of Sealaska Native Corporation and the Douglas Indian…

Mayor’s Arts Award goes to former mayor

Former Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho has received the very arts award he encouraged. Botelho has been named Advocate for the Arts in the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council’s Sixth Annual Mayor’s Awards.  As mayor, Botelho suggested the council create the annual awards.  He is among eight Juneau residents to receive honors this year. Members of…

Formal groundbreaking for SLAM project

Dirt has been turned for the new State Libraries, Archives and Museum in the capital city. The project to hold Alaska’s treasures in one building is already underway, as contractor PCL Construction prepares the ground behind the current Alaska State Museum. Wednesday’s cold rain in Juneau moved the groundbreaking inside. The museum was packed with…

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