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New Exhibit Opens at The Tongass Historical Museum


May 16, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - Over two hundred visitors packed the gallery at the Tongass Historical Museum Friday night, May 6th as the Museum unveiled its summer exhibit, Tides of Change: The History of Ketchikan. Using artifacts, photographs and artwork, the exhibit tells the fascinating and oftentimes colorful history of the "town on Tongass Narrows".

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An old fire pumper wagon is among the many items on exhibit. Visitors enjoy the new exhibit at the Tongass Historical Museum.

The exhibit is open from now through September 26th. Admission is free to all Ketchikan residents. The Tongass Historical Museum is located at 629 Dock Street in downtown Ketchikan.

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The Ewest family check out an early washing machine in the Museum's new exhibit.
Photo courtesy Tongass Historical Museum


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Evon Zerbetz studies some of the early photos of Ketchikan. In the background is an old bookcase from the Stedman Hotel.
Photo courtesy Tongass Historical Museum


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