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Temporary Exhibits

Grand Visions from the Great Land

On Display until September

Spanning over a century, Grand Visions of the Great Land highlights sculpture and paintings from the permanent collection of the Alaska State Museum.

Grand Visions of the Great Land entry. Wide shot of gallery, including a basket and paintings. Close-up of carvings in a display case - wooden man with dog and ivory sitting man. Wide shot of gallery, including carvings and paintings.

Titanic of the North: The 1918 Wreck of the S.S. Princess Sophia

On Display until October

The worst shipwreck in the Pacific Northwest occurred in 1918 when over 350 passengers lost their lives in the wintry waters off the Alaskan coast when the SS Princess Sophia sank on her way to her home port in Victoria. The Alaska State Museum has partnered with the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, and the Pioneers of Alaska-Juneau, to create an object-heavy exhibit that looks at this historical event and the lives of the individuals who made up the passengers and crew of the S.S. Princess Sophia. This exhibit provide a window into a critical time in the history of 20th century: the end of the First World War and the development of the West Coast.

Exhibit entrance with sign Titanic of the North, blown up photo of ship, and lifesaver ring. Wide view of pieces from the exhibition, including a diving suit. Model of the Princess Sophia. Artifacts from the Sophia: pocket watch, scope, registration.

Page last updated 09/05/2018