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Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum

A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the museum

Contact Info
Business Hours

MON Closed
TUE Closed
WED 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
THU 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FRI 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SAT 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SUN 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location & Map

104 College Drive
Sitka, AK 99835
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About Us

The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum is dedicated to supporting the Museum and its unique Alaska Native ethnographic collection, through advocacy, acquisition & educational programming.

The Friends also support the museum by assisting in purchasing new artifacts for the Museum’s permanent collection, and the “hands-on” educational collection which educators all over Alaska can check out and use in their classrooms. The Friends provide financial support publishing museum-related materials and a quarterly newsletter. They assist in applying for grants which fund research and educational programs, and underwrite the annual Native Artists Residency Program.

Most of our members live in Sitka and southeast Alaska, and the remaining live throughout the United States. The Board of Directors is a seven member board of volunteers elected to a three year terms by the membership.

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Sciences

Artists-in-Residence for 2023

Sought by Friends of S.J. Museum

The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum are looking for Alaska Native artists to apply to the 2023 Native Artist Residency program. Residencies are 21-22 days long and occur:  July 7-28, Aug….

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Alaska Native Culture, Art & Music

Artist Talk & Opening Reception

With Robert Hoffman (Tlingit)

January 14, 2023
2:00 pm  - 3:00 pm
Sheldon Jackson Museum

Alaska Native Culture, History

Historical Talk from SJ Museum

The Courage of Agnes Young McAlpin

January 13, 2023
12:00 pm  - 12:45 pm
Virtual Event (Zoom)