Alaska his­tory on dis­play

Where Alaska - - Where Now -

The Univer­sity of Alaska Mu­seum of

the North in Fair­banks of­fers a more

in- depth look at the state’s his­tory,

its Rus­sian and Na­tive her­itage

in­clud­ing the re­lo­ca­tion of Alaska

Na­tives from the Aleu­tian Is­lands

in World War II, gold- pan­ning and

home­steading.

The “Gallery of Alaska” pro­vides

an over­view of each re­gion of the

state and its Na­tive people, wildlife

and ge­og­ra­phy.

The mu­seum also houses two per-

ma­nent ex­hibits of Alaska art, and a

room that com­bines nat­u­ral phe-

nom­ena to cre­ate an ever- chang­ing

light and mu­sic dis­play, called “The

Place Where You Go To Lis­ten.” A ro-

tat­ing ex­hibit of­fers a dif­fer­ent take

on some­thing Alaska- re­lated each

year; Arc­tic Odyssey, about the new

Arc­tic re­search ves­sel to be op­er­ated

by UAF, opened in May 2014.

The Univer­sity of Alaska Fair­banks

cam­pus also of­fers a look at an­i­mals

and plants of the far north in sev­eral

lo­ca­tions: the Ge­orge­son Botan­i­cal

Gar­den, Rein­deer Re­search Farm and

the Large An­i­mal Re­search Sta­tion.

Learn more at uaf.edu/mu­seum or

call 907.474.7505.

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