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Traveling Exhibit: The View from the Future

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.


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

Exhibit Preview

Panel 1: Introduction Panel 2: Kodiak Panel 3: Ninilchik Panel 4: Gambell Panel 5: Fairbanks Panel 6: Bethel Panel 7: Nome Panel 8: Tustemen Panel 9: Kenai Borough Panel 10: Kenai Peninsula Panel 11: Seward Panel 12: Homer Panel 13: Mat-Su Borough Panel 14: Valdez Panel 15: Cordova Panel 16: Anchorage Panel 17: Barrow Panel 18: Kotzebue Panel 19: Point Hope Panel 20: Klawock & Hydaburg Panel 21: Petersburg Panel 22: Haines Panel 23: Skagway Panel 24: Ketchikan Panel 25: Wrangell Panel 26: Juneau Panel 27: Sitka Panel 28: Conclusion
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