40 for 40: Pat Henry

...Jamboree, in 1975. What he does remember is the large crowd that turned out to hear him and other musicians at the Alaska State Museum, and the feeling that the gathering was a tradition in the making."Bob Pavitt and Bob Banghart and I'm not...
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Folk Fest profile: Mike Truax

...Alaska Folk Festival dates back to year four, in 1978. At that time the festival was a three-night event at the Alaska State Museum featuring about 25 amateur performers and an audience of about 50."It was pretty much a chance for the closet...
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A first look inside the SLAM vault

...inside.From the outside, the huge rectangular structure between the Foodland IGA shopping center and the current Alaska State Museum is nearly complete - walls up, roof on, windows in. On the inside, construction is still underway, as the elements...
Field named chief curator of Alaska State Museum

...promoted to Chief Curator of the Alaska State Museum in Juneau, the museum announced...managing. After a year at the Alaska State Museum, he spent two years as Director...position of Registrar at the Alaska State Museum, where he has been working...
Juneau's Henrikson to lead a History of Northwest Coast Art course in Ketchikan

Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections for the Alaska State Museum, will lead a History of Northwest Coast Art course at the at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan later this month and in early...
40 years of Folk Fests: A storied past

...pleasures of music.The First Annual Southeast Alaska Folk Festival was held in March 1975 at the Governor's Gallery Alaska State Museum. The next year, festival organizers added workshops and made room for more performers, expanding the event to...
Tuning in to the music of 'The Rivals'

...been laughing at this thing and have fallen over doing it. It's great."Elmore, an exhibits specialist at the Alaska State Museum, created a entire room full of new costumes for the production, including a fancy blue dress for Jensen adorned...
Alaska Positive Juried Photographic Exhibit postponed until 2016

...View more artist opportunities here: Alaska State Museum will reopen in the new State Library, Archives, and Museum building at 395 Whittier St. in April, 2016.
Empire editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...out the music and celebrate a great new project - a bigger and better museum - that will protect and display the Alaska State Museum's collection.Thumbs up to the SEADOGS, a search and rescue team made up of both humans and canines. Every...
Photos: Final Friday

Bob Banghart, Deputy Director Libraries, Archives and Museums, left, and Pat Henry play music at the Alaska State Museum during it's Final Friday party on Friday. The two also played in the first Alaska Folk Festival held at the museum...


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