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New bridge for Last Chance

...bridge Wednesday and were working Thursday to replace it with a new one."It was so sad," said museum caretaker Renee Hughes, pointing to what's left of the old bridge, a huge pile of debris stacked up next to the rushing stream that crosses...
An island of stories

...tea with the lighthouse innkeepers while they waited to be rescued. "There is something magical about the island," Renee Hughes said. "We have weddings, honeymoons and family gatherings at the lighthouse. You can listen to sea lions, comb...
One chance at Last Chance Sunday, but it should be a standout event for the little museum at the end of Basin Road. The museum, which Renee Hughes and Gary Gillette have run for about 20 years, is presenting its first new exhibit in many years, Hughes said...
Juneau History Grant deadline is June 28

...named. Other projects include a guide to the Last Chance Mining Museum, compiled by Mary Lou King, Gary Gillette and Renee Hughes; the Juneau Douglas Little Theatre's 50th Anniversary Artifacts Preservation Project; the Davis Painting Restoration...
Photo: Anniversary designs

Renee Hughes and Gary Gillette with their dog, Galena, stand next to a heart she made out of flour in the bus parking lot at Marine Park on...
A snapshot of Juneau, circa 1994

Renee Hughes couldn't help but giggle as she peered through the plate-glass window in the lobby of the Federal Building. A red, lacy Wonderbra...
Girl Scout Gold

...Judith Cooper, Tina Lee, Mark Walker, Becky Nelson, Suzy and David Blumenshine Cindy Burchfield, JoAnn Wilder, Renee Hughes, MK MacNaughton,Toby Harbanuk, Sandy Wade, Kerry Kirkpatrick, Perseverance Glass, Nancy Brown, Teri Robus...
Memory cast in Stone

...many other things.One of the most interesting items is a brass bottle, museum co-director Gary Gillette said. Renee Hughes, the other museum director and Gillette's wife, said, "Wow, this is a pretty big flask," when they first received...
A stitch in time

...Regan. "It's a joint effort among us all," said Renee Hughes, who coordinated the project. Hughes and her husband...through historical society members. For details, call Renee Hughes at 586-5338. The quilt was displayed last month during...

...Museum, perched above Gold Creek where Juneau's gold rush began, wants to keep historical items from leaving town. Renee Hughes, who with her husband Gary Gillette runs the museum, has been hearing reports that Juneau's mining artifacts, historic...


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