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The origins of the Historical Society read like a number of Talkeetna organizations. The society was formed in 1972 by a small group of Talkeetna residents headed by Minnie Swanda and Pete Dana. They worked on making the old one room schoolhouse a museum, which opened in 1974. There are very few documents to show how many meetings were held or what was official in those days. There is a gap in the late 70s. The society officially signed incorporation documents in 1985. Some of the same residents that started the organization were on that Board of Directors. Since that time, however, the society took off and at times had as many as 250 or 300 members from around the world. In 1989, we became an official 501 c 3 nonprofit, tax deductible organization.With our online itinerary creator, Talkeetna attractions like Talkeetna Historical Society Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Today, the organization handles several historic properties and buildings and continues to promote and educate individuals and visitors from all over the world about Talkeetna's rich heritage: natives, mining, mountaineering, the Alaska Railroad and much more.
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum reviews
We had seen the little museum as we walked around the town and decided it would be a good thing to do the next day which was forecast to be rainy. We are so glad we did. The woman at the desk was...
We had seen the little museum as we walked around the town and decided it would be a good thing to do the next day which was forecast to be rainy. We are so glad we did. The woman at the desk was... more »
We had a party of 7 consisting of a 10, 11, and 12 year old, 2 40somethings, and 2 70 year olds. A very nice little museum. Only took an hour or so to go through it, but it was informative.
We had a party of 7 consisting of a 10, 11, and 12 year old, 2 40somethings, and 2 70 year olds. A very nice little museum. Only took an hour or so to go through it, but it was informative. more »
We visited the museum twice. It has a nice collection of historical items, an amazing Denali model room and a must see diorama of Talkeetna. Must also mention the 2 cabins we were able to view, set up as they would have been years ago.
It was informative. The relief map of Mt Denali and video on climbers was wonderful.
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