Historic Pribilof Island Photos Exhibiting in Juneau

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The Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea are the subject of a multimedia exhibit at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau. Paul Gardinier is the curator of exhibits. He said the museum’s director saw the exhibit in Anchorage and immediately wanted to bring it to the state’s capital. Much of the material is also available online .

— (exhibit 1 :13 "The sparseness and beauty … is overwhelming.")

The Alaska State Museum was able to augment the exhibit with items from its own collection which also includes a multimedia component attractive to young people.

— (exhibit 2 :35 "It’s pretty much a book-on-the-wall … phenomenal painter."

The exhibit was put together by the National Marine Fisheries Service and chronicles island life from the early 20th century, explains Gardinier.

— (exhibit 3 :25 "It pretty much covers the federal … national archives."

The exhibit is titled "A History of the Pribilof Islands, 1890-1925: As seen through photographs from the U.S. National Archives." The exhibition runs from now through January 15. Much of the exhibit can be viewed online and will be linked to our website at KMXT dot ORG.

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