Sealaska Heritage - Walter Soboleff Building, Juneau

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The Walter Soboleff Building is a cultural and research center for the sharing and study of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures.

It includes the largest installation of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian art in the state made by some of the best artists of our time.

It includes a space modeled after a traditional clan house with hand-adzed cedar walls, a "fire pit" and tiers for communal activities. It also has an exhibits space where Native people tell the Native story.

The foyer features a Tsimshian house front thought to be the largest of its kind in the world. A tiny door in the front leads into the clan house, named Shuka Hit in a ceremony.

The Sealaska Heritage Store carries authentic Native art and souvenirs. The sale of Native

arts and crafts perpetuates our arts and culture and contributes to a sustainable economy in economically depressed communities that lack large commercial enterprises and employment. The revenues derived from the store are

re-invested back into art, education, and

cultural programming sponsored by SHI

and help support the operations of the


Admission is $5, $4 for seniors and children under age 7 admitted free. Summer hours are 9 am-8 pm daily. Located at 105 S. Seward St. in Juneau Alaska.
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  • Spectacular collection of northwest native art and culture. Staff was extremely helpful. With COVID=19 need to be aware of several things--1) museum is closed; 2) the store is accessible only by...  more »
  • Very nice collection of indigenous arts, carvings and more. It has the shop section and the exhibition part. The building itself is nice and located right in downtown. Definitely worth visiting.  more »

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