How You Can Help
How You Can Help the Museum
The Sheldon Jackson Museum relies on volunteers to greet visitors, and help with many behind-the-scenes tasks, such as training to help with exhibitions, conservation and special projects. For information on volunteering, please call the Sheldon Jackson Museum at 907.747.8981 or email the Friends of the Sheldon Jackson Museum, email@example.com.
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
The Sheldon Jackson Museum Store, operated by the Friends of the Sheldon Jackson Museum, offers exhibition catalogues, art books, posters, cards and jewelry. These items include hand-crafted items by Alaska Native artists. Mail order is available. Phone 907.747.6233.
- Faces, Voices and Dreams: A Celebration of the Centennial of the Sheldon Jackson Museum 1888-1988. Historical and ethnographic articles by noted authorities like Bill Holms, Lydia Black and R. N. DeArmond. 1988. 201 pp., 21 color plates, 108 b/w, map, 9" x 10 1/2", paper. $24.95
- Sheldon Jackson The Collector. Rosemary Carlton. 1999. 95 pp. $14.95.
- Tlingit Legends. Rosemarie Korthals. 1996. 10 pp. $8.95.
- The Whale Hunt. Drawings by Peter Lisbourne of Point Hope. 1986. 24 pp. $6.95.
- Tlingit Woman’s Root Basket. Louis Shotridge. 1984. 22 pp. $5.50.
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 Bob Banghart at the Alaska State Museum.
Page last updated 03/13/2013