Current hours: Open Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 to 4:30pm Be sure to also check out the gifts, trinkets and historical items for sale!
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, t-shirts, unique gifts, Alaska souvenirs, coffee mugs, books, hats, jewelry, Ulu knives, ivory carvings, wooden bowls, art, sweatshirts, earrings, and more, it’s a must-visit stop in Seldovia.
Also, the museum has been updated with two new display cases to better feature its wide range of Alaska 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 mission of the Seldovia Museum is to enrich the cultural, educational and recreational lives of the general public by providing community-based services and high quality information resources, which includes exhibitions, publications, and presentations.
The Seldovia Museum preserves the cultural traditions of the Aleut, Yupik, Alutiiq and Athabascan 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 Aleut, Yupik, Alutiiq and Athabascan culture and history, and shares the results through exhibits, publications, and presentation. It also speaks of the later Russian influence and how that shaped Seldovia as we know it today. Specimens of local flora and fauna from the area are displayed as well to give visitors from afar a glimpse at Seldovia's natural abundance.
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.