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My Turn: Why historic preservation matters

There is always a bit of awe when I make a left on Egan Drive and begin the crawl up Main Street toward the building I work in, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.
Honoring artistic Alaskans

Later this month the Capital City will host an exciting event that honors Alaskans who have made significant contributions to artistic and cultural life on the Last Frontier.
Jurors review capitol designers

Nine architectural jurors are in Juneau poring over portfolios to choose among the applicants to design a new capitol for Alaska.
Neighbors Digest

Hospice celebrates hospice, palliative care month; Gastineau Elementary School holds Healthy Futures Family Nights; Juneau plans for 50th anniversary statehood celebration; Coffee & Collections Series continues with U.S. Bureau of Mines;
Add dome to Capitol

A fitting project to commemorate the 50th anniversary of statehood would be to add a dome-like structure or sculpture to the top of our Capitol building - something in keeping with the character of the existing building, but something that doesn't require significant renovation.
Local artists invited to make a splash with public art project

A dozen new public art pieces will soon be springing up around Juneau - and local artists have been invited to help design them.
Capital City Celebrations says thank you, sells memorabilia

Capital City Celebrations' "Thank You" banner is on display at the Capital City Weekly offices after spending the winter at Centennial Hall.
Around Town

Today, June 10
Original bell ringer this year's Juneau Grand Marshall

The Grand Marshall of the Juneau 4th of July Parade will be Romer Derr, an active community member, business owner and ringer of the original bell at the July 4, 1959, statehood celebration.
50th anniversary tribute moving

Two interesting non-events took place in Juneau on July 4. One was the non-public display of the Declaration of Independence on cruise ships. Apparently it was supposed to be shown but for security reasons (that lovely catch-all term) it was not taken off the ship and the public could not come on board except by invitation.


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