Programs & Events

Artist Talk with Lily Hope: Strength in Community

Artist Talk with Lily Hope: Strength in Community

February 25th | 1-2 pm

Join us at the City Museum for an Artist Talk with Lily Hope. Lily will speak about her multi-generational Chilkat weavers exhibition titled,  For Our Children: Chilkat Regalia Woven in the Lineage of Jennie Thlunaut & Clarissa Rizal.

Photograph by Ben Huff

Chilkat Tunic Tassel Zipper Pull Youth Activity with Lily Hope

Chilkat Tunic Tassel Zipper Pull Youth Activity with Lily Hope

February 25th | 2:30-4pm

  • Ages 8 and up
  • $7.50 (+tax) material fee for each participant
  • Registration required

Make a Chilkat zipper pull with Lily Hope! This activity takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Space is limited. Please choose a time slot: 2:30, 2:45, 3:00, 3:15, or 3:30pm and call (907) 586-3572 to register.

Elizabeth Peratrovich Scavenger Hunt

Elizabeth Peratrovich Scavenger Hunt

February 16th-28th

Celebrate Elizabeth Pertrovich in at the City Museum with a gallery scavenger hunt. Drop by the museum February 16th-28th during open hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4pm. Scavenger hunt booklets are available from the front desk. Use the booklet to locate information in our exhibits. This activity is best for older youth but younger children can complete it with adult help.

The Juneau History Grant

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 2022 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, 2022; 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, 2022 instead.

For more information about the Juneau History Grant and applications instructions, click here.

The Marie Darlin Prize

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