State Historian and Mug Up curator Katie Ringsmuth discusses the history of the Alaska Packers Association’s (Diamond NN) Cannery, located on the Naknek River in Bristol Bay, and the stories featured in the Mug Up exhibit at the Alaska State Museum.
The Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Coast Native Textiles brought together two dozen Chilkat and Ravenstail woven robes for the first time. To celebrate the robes, their histories, and their weavers at the end of the exhibit, members of a Southeast dance group donned a selection of the robes and danced them into the…
Kathy Rado, adopted Haida Double-fin Killerwhale wove this sea otter fur raven’s tail robe for her husband, Pedro Rado (Eagle, Killerwhale from Klukwan). Rado has been weaving in the raven’s tail style for over 30 years. Raven’s tail is a very old hand-weaving technique featuring geometric patterns that predates the more familiar Chilkat robes. The…
Author and photographer Amy Gulick discusses her book “The Salmon Way” – An inspiring look into the lives of Alaskans and salmon and how they intertwine.
Author Mary Ehrlander discusses her biography on the remarkable Irish-Athabascan and first known person to summit Mount Denali, Walter Harper.
Ray Troll joins us again with co-author Kirk Johnson to discuss the science side of their book, Cruising the Fossil Coast Line.
Curator Steve Henrikson helps us celebrate the moon landing anniversary with an interesting lecture on the landing and Alaska’s missing moon rocks.
Fairbanks based artist Sara Tabbert discusses her various art forms, travels and inspirations, as well as dives into her process.
Photographer David Michael Kennedy takes us through his long and remarkable career. *WARNING: Some of the language in this video may be considered insensitive or disturbing by some viewers.
Master carver Wayne Price discusses the in intricacies of constructing traditional canoes and the adventures of traveling in them through Southeast Alaska.