The Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum summer opening is Friday, May 26. It is located adjacent to Prince William Sound College at 303 Lowe Street, is ADA Accessible, and has plenty of free parking. Summer hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., every day through Labor Day. Admission is free, though donations are gratefully accepted.

To kick off the season, the museum is showing the recently released Ellen Frankenstein documentary, Tracing Roots. This Alaskan film features a master weaver’s journey to understand a spruce root hat found in a retreating glacier. Entrance to view the film is $5, and children 13 and under are admitted free. Showings are at 1:00 and 3:00 Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29.

The exhibit features the lifetime collection of Maxine & Jesse Whitney. It features gorgeous animal mounts, native-carved ivory, minerals, gold-rush era Alaskana, Native-made dolls, baskets, tools, and garments, and much more. Allow yourself about an hour. Photography is allowed.

Questions? Call 834.1690 or email wgoldstein@alaska.edu.

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Posted on: April 20, 2017