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Juneau History Grant Items

 

Thanks to an endowment from the Juneau Centennial Committee, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum administers the Juneau History Grant annually to students, teachers, organizations, and individuals who present a project that will document, preserve, or improve access to local history.  For more information on the grant or to apply, click here.

In the Museum Store, we carry the final products of several past Juneau History Grant projects.  In accordance with the spirit of the endowment, these items focus on various aspects of the Juneau community and span a wide range of topics.  They are must-haves for those interested in Juneau history that's off the beaten path!

 

Last Chance Mining Museum brochure

Last Chance Mining Museum & Historical Park Brochure

Mary Lou King received a 2008-09 grant to create and publish a brochure for our sister museum, the Last Chance Mining Museum.  The booklet includes maps, historic photos, and information about Juneau, the Jualpa Mine Camp National Historic District, and mining equipment.  A must-have for those interested in exploring old mining sites!

$6.95 each

Front cover of Douglas vs. Juneau Volume III

Douglas vs. Juneau: A Chronicle of the 50-Year Cross-Channel High School Basketball Rivalry

Before Thunder Mountain High School, the second high school was Douglas High, and the Juneau-Douglas rivalry was fierce.  The Basketball History Committee used a 2007-08 Juneau History Grant to compile a six-volume history of the basketball rivalry from 1903 to 1955, when the two schools were consolidated.   The entire collection is available on CD in PDF format.

$25.00 each

 

Front cover of Running Toward the Fires

Running Toward the Fires: 101 Years of the Juneau Volunteer Fire Department

This account of fires and firefighting in Juneau, accompanied by historic photos and news excerpts, was researched and written by Sandy Harbanuk, a 2007-08 recipient of the Juneau History Grant.  Early Juneau was a wooden city, but thanks to firefighting efforts like the ones described by Harbanuk, it is one of the only southeastern towns that never suffered a debilitating fire. The cover image is a Dale DeArmond woodcut donated to the Juneau Volunteer Fire Department in 1986. 

$19.95 each

Front cover of Treadwell Mine Trail Guide

Treadwell Mine Trail Guide

In 2006-07, a Juneau History Grant was awarded to the Taku Conservation Society to revise and update the Treadwell Mine brochure.  A perennial best seller in the Museum Store, the Treadwell Mine guide includes photos, a history of the mines, and explanations of the equipment still visible along the trail.

$1 each

Front cover of Gastineau Bygones

Gastineau Bygones

2005-06 recipient Anne Castle transcribed and indexed renowned historian R.N. DeArmond's weekly column, Gastineau Bygones, which ran in the Southeast Alaska Empire and later the Juneau Empire from 1978-1981.  Includes a CD with a pdf version of the publication for quick searching.

$30 each

Front cover of AJ Mine Personnel Index CD

AJ Mine Personnel Index

In 2004-05, the Gastineau Genealogical Society received a Juneau History Grant to create an index of mine workers from 1914-1944.  This information-packed CD serves as a finding aid for the Alaska State Historical Library records and is a great reference for researchers and genealogy searchers.

$11 each

Front covers of Gold Creek Flume Stories and Trail Guide

Gold Creek Flume Stories

Juneau teacher Dave Haas and his third grade class worked on a Juneau History Grant project in 2001-02 to create two booklets about the Gold Creek Flume.  The flume, built in the 1890s, was first used by AEL&P to power turbines, and now is a popular trail.  Gold Creek Flume Stories consists of maps, drawings, interviews, and stories from locals about their flume memories.  The accompanying trail guide includes photos, flume history, student drawings of local plants, a trial map, and directions to the trail.

Stories $3 each

Trail Guide $1 each

Front cover of AK Gold Rush Pioneers

Alaska Gold Rush Pioneers of Juneau-Douglas Area 1880-1921

This 1998 History Grant project documented the histories of notable pioneering families in the Juneau-Douglas area.  The publication was the predecessor to the Gastineau Channel Memories project, and includes historic photos, drawings, and submissions by descendents of the pioneers.  A must-have for local historians or genealogy researchers.  Spiral bound.

For Gastineau Channel Memories Vol. I, click here.

$12 each

Front cover of Growing Up in Juneau

Growing Up in Juneau

In 1994, middle school teacher Laury Roberts Scandling and her students created Growing Up in Juneau as a Juneau History Grant project.  This collection of stories and interviews from lifelong Juneauites of all ages captures the free spirit of childhood in Juneau.

$10 each

For more information on these and other Museum Store items, email the Museum Store or call 907.586.3572.

 

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