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.
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…
Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson discusses the history of northern Northwest Coast Native textiles featured in The Spirit Wraps Around You exhibit at the Alaska State Museum.
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.
Andrew T. Washburn discusses the history and importance of lighthouses in Alaska.
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.
Artist and canoe carver Michael Beasley and curator Steve Henrikson take us on an exploration of traditional Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian canoe design and construction.
Author Kathleen Witkowska Tarr discusses her book We Are All Poets Here, as well as an interesting look into the life of Thomas Merton.