Museum & Visitor Center

Current hours: Open 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and can be opened other times by request during regular SVT business hours.


Be sure to check out the gifts, trinkets and books for sale in the Gift Shop!

 

The popular Seldovia Museum & Visitor Center has always been a prime destination for visitors to Seldovia. Now there is one more reason to make a stop: a new gift shop has relocated there from the Alaska Tribal Cache building. Featuring local jams & jellies, clothing, jewelry Alaska souvenirs, mugs, books, carvings, wooden bowls, and more, it’s a must-visit stop in Seldovia. 

The mission of the Seldovia Museum is to enrich the cultural, educational and recreational lives of the general public by providing community-based services and information resources. The Seldovia Museum preserves the cultural traditions of the Aleut, Yupik, Alutiiq, Athabascan, Russian and European-American people who inhabit the Seldovia area. It also promotes greater public awareness of the rich cultural legacy of the indigenous societies of Seldovia Bay.

In pursuit of these goals, the museum collects and preserves archaeological, ethnological, and archival materials from the Aleut, Yupik, Alutiiq, and Athabascan Nations in the Seldovia area. The museum supports research on local Aleut, Yupik, Alutiiq, Athabascan, Russian and European-American culture and history, and shares the results through exhibits, publications, and presentations. It also speaks of the later influences that shaped Seldovia as we know it today. Specimens of local flora and fauna from the area are displayed as well to give visitors a glimpse at Seldovia's natural abundance.

The museum has recently acquired several new cases to house a series of changing exhibits. Currently on exhibit is a collection of Alaska Native dolls. The dolls are made largely from natural materials such as fur, bone, ivory, leather and even fish skin. The skill of the Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Inupiaq artists is evident in the fine details of faces and clothing.

The Seldovia Museum & Visitor Center is located at 206 Main Street, Seldovia. When coming up the ramp from the harbor, look to your right across Main Street.

Admission is free (donations welcome).

 

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