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Traveling Exhibit The View from the Future

Fifty years after the Alaska Purchase Centennial

With the goal of making a permanent investment in Alaska, William A. Egan, the first governor of the State of Alaska, established an Alaska Centennial Commission in 1962. Local communities from around the state responded with imaginative and enterprising projects, including museums, community centers, performing arts facilities, libraries, campgrounds, historical parks, and a variety of restoration projects. What they all had in common was the commitment from local residents to pay their share, and the solid backing of the community. Almost every town in Alaska benefited in some way.

  1. Opens PDF to read Introduction panel.
  2. Opens PDF to read Conclusion panel.


  1. Kodiak: Kodiak's Russian Past
  2. Ninilchik: "Old Russian School House"
  3. Gambell: Old Bering Sea Festival
  4. Fairbanks: Pioneer Park
  5. Bethel: Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center
  6. Nome: Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum
  7. Tustemena: Tustumena Lake
  8. Kenai Borough: Fort Kenay
  9. Kenai Borough: Centennial Campgrounds
  10. Seward: Seward Community Library and Museum
  11. Homer: Pratt Museum
  12. Mat-Su Borough: Matanuska-Susitna Tourism Complex
  13. Valdez: Valdez Museum & Historical Archive
  14. Cordova: Cordova Historical Museum
  15. Anchorage: projects and activities around Anchorage
  16. Barrow: Barrow Community Center
  17. Kotzebue: Utukkaktakagvik
  18. Point Hope: Tigara Hall
  19. Klawock and Hydaburg: restoration of totems
  20. Petersburg: Clausen Memorial Museum
  21. Haines: Chilkat Center for the Arts
  22. Skagway: Dahl Memorial Clinic
  23. Ketchikan: Centennial Building
  24. Wrangell: Wrangell Museum
  25. Juneau: Alaska State Museum
  26. Sitka: Centennial Hall


  • 28 wall hung panels: 16" x 20"
  • 1 crate: 23" x 24" x 20", 80lbs

Page last updated 06/27/2019