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Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Archived Exhibit

Disasters At Home: Photographs from the City Museum Collection

October 2015

Gold Creek Flooding, 1918, JDCM 2005.38.006

In conjunction with the traveling Communities, Disaster and Change exhibit which was on display during the month of November 2015, the Museum's video and map case galleries feature historical photographs documenting 11 homegrown disasters - fires, land and snow slides, and floods - spanning the years 1911 when the Juneau Hotel burned to the 2006 fire at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Each photograph is paired with historical text and a word cloud generated from newspaper articles from the day. The exhibit is on display through December 24, 2016.