1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
Learn traditional skills, along with their history and modern contexts. As the days get shorter and colder, learn how to get cozy (safely) through this in-depth exploration of fire and wood. Learn about wood as a resource in Alaska through objects in the museum's collection. Led by off the grid homesteader Glen Holt, formerly of the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, delve into the process of preparing for winter by learning about the wood selection and curing for your home fireplace as well as tools for chopping just the right log. Finally, get a taste of the flavor of wood with an introduction to smoking with Stacie Miller, executive chef at McCarthy Lodge in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Miller will lead participants through an understanding of wood choice and flavoring, and share a few secrets to imparting uniquely Alaska flavors. $50, members receive a 10 percent discount.