Alaska Native Heritage Center (Anchorage)

As I planned our trip to Alaska, one of our main goals was to learn more about the native peoples-their history, their culture and their relationship with the land, surviving brutal winters in sub freezing temperatures. As we arrived in Anchorage we couldn't wait to explore the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a wonderful experiential museum that is a great introduction to all the native villages. Living in Alaska is … [Read more...]

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center (Fairbanks)

Ever have high hopes for an activity and it just doesn't pan out the way you'd hoped?  Sadly that's what happened at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.  We had read so many great things about this place, in fact on the plane ride to Anchorage I saw an ad that highlighted some of the awesome activities we could partake in.  I was really looking forward to learning about the Athabascans, the Native … [Read more...]