Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
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Learn the stories of discovery, hope and survival

The Anchorage Museum is dedicated to making Alaska history come alive through its history galleries and a range of resources, including a library and archives that are accessible to the public.

The museum’s calendar of history programming may be viewed here.

Alaska Gallery
Discover 10,000 years of Alaska history in this gallery. Learn the story of Alaska from the Ice Age to today. READ MORE

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center
An exhibition of 600 rare Alaska Native artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution. Learn about Alaska’s diverse Native cultures through video and audio installations. READ MORE

The Anchorage Museum was founded by the Cook Inlet Historical Society. The society's collection of 2,500 historical and cultural objects and thousands of photographs, maps and rare books makes up a large portion of the museum's history collection. The society also developed the Anchorage 1910-1935 Legends and Legacies exhibit within the museum's Alaska History Gallery. Contact the Cook Inlet Historical Society at or view their lecture schedule here.