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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 & Language, Arts & Entertainment

Silent Online Auction by Friends of SJ Museum

One-of-a-kind Art & Rare Books

The Friends’ 2024 Silent Auction is live! All proceeds support the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program and other museum activities. The auction is entirely online this year for your convenience….

Alaska Native Culture & Language, Arts & Entertainment

Artist-in-Residence Program

2024, At Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka

This summer and fall, the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program will include the following artists: Lisa Lynch, Inupiaq painter and beader (June 11-July 2) Neva Mathias, Cup’ik grass weaver and…