Become a Friend of Sheldon Jackson Museum

How to Become a Member of the Friends' Organization

Friends act as volunteers in the Museum, host receptions, raise funds through operating the gift shop and provide other help as needed.

Benefits of being a Friend include free admission to both state museums for the member and a guest, a discount at both Museum Stores, a Friends newsletter, educational opportunities and invitations to exhibition openings and other special events.

To become a member of the Friends of the Sheldon Jackson Museum, please send in a membership, in your name or that of a family member or friend, in the amount below that best fits your budget. Your membership is essential to assisting the Museums in their job of helping us know the past, the present and each other.

  • Individual: $25 annually
  • Student: $10 annually
  • Family $35 annually
  • Sustaining $60 annually
  • Contributing $250 annually
  • Corporate: $500 annually

Endowment Fund

In 1992, Gov. Walter J. Hickel signed into law the Alaska Heritage Endowment Fund to secure the state's cultural and natural history. Interest from the fund are managed in much the same way as the state's more famous endowment, the Permanent Fund, with dividends distributed to the Alaska State Museums to support the purchase of objects for their collections.

For information on how to contribute to the endowment, contact Chief Curator Addison Field at the Alaska State Museum.

Page last updated 06/26/2017