Sealaska Heritage



Sealaska Heritage's exhibits are open from 10 am-4:30 pm daily. Admission is $7. (Due to staffing shortages, cultural interpreters may not be available at all times, however the gallery is set up for self-guided tours.)

Two exhibits are currently on view:

Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land: This exhibit explores ancient place names and the innovative inventions that were used to catch halibut and salmon. It includes three sections: Native Voices on the LandSalmon People; and Halibut, Attack the Hook! Offered on interactive platforms, all three sections offer a window into how Native people historically survived and thrived in the region, said SHI President Rosita Worl. “Indigenous people have lived in Southeast Alaska for more than 10,000 years, and during that time, our people invented ingenious tools to catch salmon and halibut and to sustain fish populations. Our people also documented important places, including subsistence areas, through names,” Worl said. “Our goal is to share this knowledge with the public and to honor the ingenuity of our ancestors"...(more) (News Story)

Juried Art Show: Thirty Northwest Coast art pieces are also on display in the Nathan Jackson Gallery featuring carvings, sculptures, weavings and basketry. These exceptional pieces were submitted by Alaska Native artists as part of SHI’s 11th Biennial Northwest Coast Juried Art Show & Competition.  The handmade art pieces include painted skin drums, carved silver jewelry, red cedar sculptures and masks, woven hats and baskets, and beaded regalia.  The art show is an effort to reaffirm the greatness of Northwest Coast art  traditions and to promote the continued evolution of those traditions in Southeast Alaska. (more) (exhibit catalog)