Programs & Events
Capital Killers True Crime Walking Tour Saturday, June 10th 1-3pm
Capital Killers True Crime Walking Tour
Juneau's most famous murderer is likely Robert Stroud, aka the Birdman of Alcatraz. But have you heard of E.C. Lily, who killed a popular entertainer and filmmaker? Find out more on the Capital Killers True Crime walking tour. You will walk about 3/4 miles while learning about historic cases in Juneau from the first half of the Twentieth Century. This tour starts and ends at the City Museum in downtown Juneau and is led by former Juneau criminal reporters, Ed Schoenfeld and Betsy Longenbaugh. Recommended for adults and may be suitable for mature teens.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. This popular local tour sells out quickly! Ticket price of $31.50 includes admission to the City Museum and a 20% discount on select items in the Museum Store. Space is limited to 15 participants.
TICKETS & INFORMATION: Call (907) 586-3572.
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Death in Douglas True Crime Walking Tour Saturday, July 8th 1-3pm
Death-in-Douglas, a true crime walking tour Saturday, July 8th from 1-3pm | $31.50
A young woman serves a plate of hooligan to her mother in their Douglas beach cabin. The mother convulses and dies. Did the daughter commit matricide? Or did her lover poison the fish without her knowledge? Find the answers to this and more on the Death in Douglas walking tour. Participants will walk about 2 miles while hearing about seven murder cases in Douglas and Treadwell from the first half of the twentieth century. This tour starts and ends in Douglas. Limited to 15 participants. Purchase tickets in advance by calling the City Museum at (907) 586-3572
Geology Rocks! A geological tour of downtown Juneau. Saturday, June 17th, 1-3pm
Join us on Saturday, June 17th from 1-3pm for a geological walking tour of downtown Juneau led by local tour guides, Dr. Cathy Connor retired Professor of Geology University of Alaska Southeast, and Juneau Naturalist Richard Carstensen.
This walking tour highlights the general geology of downtown Juneau and how local geology has influenced Juneau’s downtown development and history. The walk is about 1.5 miles in length and will begin at the City Museum. Ticket price is $31.50 and includes admission to the City Museum and a 20% discount on select items in the Museum Store. This walking tour is a must for geology enthusiasts and those who want to learn more about how the city of Juneau was “built on gold”.
Space is limited! Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the City Museum at (907) 586-3572.
Historic Downtown Juneau Walking Tours May 21st-September 28th
Historic Downtown Juneau Walking Tours | May 21st through September 28th 2023
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays | 1:45-3pm | $31.50
Set out with a local tour guide to learn about the cultures and history of Juneau. This walking tour is chock-full of stories and covers about 10 city blocks of the downtown business district and bordering neighborhood. Participants will learn about Juneau’s first inhabitants, view totem poles, hear the tales of prominent personalities from the early days, and see how the thirst for gold changed the landscape of downtown Juneau. This tour begins and ends at the City Museum. Price of tour includes admission to the City Museum and a 20% discount on select items in the Museum Store. Purchase tickets in advance by calling the City Museum at (907) 586-3572.
The Juneau History Grant
Applications Due Annually on April 3rd or October 1st
Do you have a good idea for preserving or sharing Juneau's history or culture? Are you a teacher looking for an authentic history project for your students? Do you have an interest in a specific aspect of our local history? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider applying for a Juneau History Grant. The Juneau History Grant supports and encourages research, learning, dissemination, recording, and archiving of all types of information pertaining to the human history of Juneau and Douglas, and it is open to organizations, groups, or individuals of all ages.
The Juneau History Grant is administered by the City Museum with funding from the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and the Juneau Community Foundation. Projects are typically funded at the $500-$1500 level; however, the Committee will consider all worthy projects within its ability to subsidize. Examples of projects include: live performances, public presentations, recordings (audio or video), publications, community signage or memorials, or any other project that produces a tangible product that can be shared with the public.
The next deadline to apply for a Juneau History Grant is April 3rd, 2023; however, deadlines occur biannually, so if you would like more time to plan your project, you can aim to complete your application by October 1st, 2023 instead.
For more information about the Juneau History Grant and applications instructions, click here.
The Marie Darlin Prize
Nominations Due Annually on April 3rd
The Marie Darlin prize recognizes outstanding works of artistic, literary, performative, or scholarly merit that concern the cultures and people of Southeast Alaska, the Yukon, or northern British Columbia. The prize is awarded annually to an individual or collaboration whose work, through a combination of vision and shared sense of community, expresses a regional commitment to women’s rights, social history, or community advocacy. The $5000 Prize is administered through the Juneau-Douglas City Museum with funding from the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and the Juneau Community Foundation.
For more information about eligibility and submission instructions, please visit the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum’s website at fojdcm.org
Treadwell Mine Historic Trail Walking Tour June 3rd 1-3pm
Treadwell Mine Historic Trail Walking Tour
Join local tour guide, Rich Mattson, to walk the Treadwell Mine Historic Trail on Douglas Island and learn how Treadwell grew from a single gold claim into four mines, five mills, and a bustling community of workers and their families. Rich Mattson grew up playing in the Treadwell Mine area and acquired a lifelong interest in the mine complex. This tour begins and ends at Sandy Beach in Douglas.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket price of $31.50 includes free admission to the City Museum, and a 20% discount coupon on select items in the Museum Store.
Call 907-586-3572 to purchase tickets.