A "New" Museum for Ketchikan
August 08, 2016
The Centennial Building has housed and safeguarded Ketchikan’s treasured history in the form of artifacts, photographs, archives, and other important historical items. $1,256,950 in funding allows the renovation of the main floor of the Museum to move forward that will also showcase Ketchikan’s vibrant history through exhibits and public programs, and will provide Ketchikan and her visitors with accessible restrooms and an updated, welcoming facility. The funds, a combination of Public Works Sales Tax funds and Commercial Passenger Vessel funds from both the City and the Ketchikan Borough, open the doors to a bright new era for the Ketchikan Museums.
Ketchikan’s Centennial Building Renovation
Renovations begin at the Centennial Building on October 1st. As Dawson Construction crews demo and rebuild the main floor over the winter, museum staff are crafting a new permanent exhibit that tells Ketchikan's authentic story, one that reflects all Ketchikan has come from, showcases the richness of our home and provides a platform to record our future. A living platform that both responds and inspires.
Total Project Cost: $1,093,000 Dawson Construction bid + $163,950 contingency (15%)
September 6, 2016 - Tentative closing date of the Tongass Historical Museum. Collections staff and administrative secretary will be available via the lower level entrance by appointment only. Regular hours will continue for the Totem Heritage Center.
September 15, 2016 - Totem Heritage Center open house to celebrate the 40th anniversary and highlights 40 years of the Native Arts Studies Program.
October 1, 2016 - Dawson Construction begins demolition on the main floor of the Centennial Building. Winter hours begin at the Totem Heritage Center.
May - September 5, 2016:
September 6, 2016 - April 2017:
On June 6, 2016, Ketchikan Museums imposed a moratorium on research and reproduction requests until December 31, 2016.
Staff are available by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 907-225-5600 to schedule an appointment.
Reporting & Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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