Museum celebrates Alaska Native Heritage Month with free event
November 03, 2009
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Nov. 3, 2009
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On Sunday, Nov. 8 the
Visitors can watch the step-by-step process of carving paddles with Sugpiaq/Alutiiq artist Andrew Abyo and design a paddle themselves. Visitors can also make a dance fan with Yup’ik artist Moses Wassilie and draw traditional pictograph designs on rocks with Sugpiaq artist Helen Simeonoff.
Performances include Patricia Wade’s “Ahtna History and Stories” and Allison Warden’s “Ode to the Polar Bear.” Admission is free thanks to event sponsor Wells Fargo.
Alaska Native Heritage Month/National American Indian Heritage Month is celebrated annually in November, honoring this country’s indigenous people.
Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. General admission is $8, $7 seniors/students/military, free for ages 17 and younger. Coming in spring 2010: The Imaginarium Discovery Center and the