At the APK

Mug Up with Katie Ringsmuth

April 2022

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.

At the APK

Weaving with Sea Otter Fur – Kathy Rado

September 2021

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…

At the APK

Celebrating Alaska Native Watercraft

February 2020

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.

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