More from my trip to Anchorage in September 2008. We had an evening event at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The entry of the building does a great job of drawing you in, and creates a strong visual statement. A very cool sculpture stands at the entry, showcasing contemporary indigenous artwork.
We were a bit surprised at the price, although we all felt the experience was worth it. If your prices are relatively high, make sure that's clear on your website and telephone information so the visitor isn't surprised.
They have a great exhibit featuring Native Alaskans. I loved the near-life-sized photos of the people and the way they created a feeling for each person's home.
The building is set on a pond, and as you walk the loop you come upon a variety of traditional homes. Each one showcases the creativity of people living in a harsh environment. See a video here. Opposite the building is this great view, featuring whale jawbones.
One of the best things about the center is that it's interpreted by the indigenous peoples of Alaska, who tell their own story.
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