Programs & Events

Evergreen Cemetery Walking Tour Saturday, August 17th 1-3pm

Evergreen Cemetery Walking Tour Saturday, August 17th 1-3pm

The City Museum is offering one more walking tour of the Evergreen Cemetery this summer on Saturday, on August 17th from 1-3pm. The tour begins at the City Museum located at 4th and Main St and ends at the Evergreen Cemetery. Tickets are $31.50 and must be purchased in advance at the City Museum or by calling 907-586-3572. The tour includes a pass for free admission to the City Museum and a coupon for 20% off select items in the museum store. Space is limited. Advanced reservations required.

Evergreen Cemetery was established in 1891 in what was then a location outside of the residential and commercial areas of downtown Juneau. In 1892, volunteers constructed “Cemetery Road” (currently known as Calhoun Avenue) to connect downtown Juneau to the cemetery. Now surrounded by neighborhoods, Evergreen Cemetery is the final resting place for over 8,000 Juneau residents, including many people who played an influential role in Juneau’s history.

Participants will walk from the City Museum down the old “Cemetery Road” to Evergreen Cemetery to learn about the cemetery’s history and hear the stories of some of the notable people buried there. The guide for this tour (a Juneau resident for over 50 years) will lead participants to the final resting places of several people who helped form the foundations of our city and state. Participants will hear the stories of Walter and Frances Harper, Andrew P. Kasheveroff, John Olds, Genie Chance, and many others.

Geology Walk: A Geological Tour of Downtown Juneau. Saturday, August 10th 1-3pm

Geology Walk: A Geological Tour of Downtown Juneau. Saturday, August 10th 1-3pm

Join us 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 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 beginning at the City Museum and ending at the whale fountain next to the Douglas bridge.

Ticket price is $31.50 and includes admission to the City Museum and a 20% discount on select items in the Museum Store.

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-September 28th

Historic Downtown Juneau Walking Tours | May 21st through September 26th 2024

 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.

 

Historic Treadwell Mine Trail Walking Tour Saturday, July 27th 1-3pm

Historic Treadwell Mine Trail Walking Tour Saturday, July 27th 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.

The Juneau History Grant Application

The Juneau History Grant Application

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

The Marie Darlin Prize

Applications Due Annually on May 5th

The Marie Darlin Prize recognizes outstanding works of artistic, literary, performative, or scholarly merit that concern the cultures and peoples of Southeast Alaska. The prize is awarded annually to an individual or collaboration whose work expresses a commitment to the region’s social or cultural history, community advocacy, or Indigenous identity.

In accordance with the wishes of Marie Darlin and donors, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum administers the Marie Darlin Prize, and the Juneau Community Foundation oversees the fund.  Prize contenders are writers, visual artists, performing artists, or scholars from Alaska or elsewhere who have completed a significant work that emphasizes community values and regional identity. Applicants are reviewed by a selection committee which determines the winner. A cash prize of $5,000 is awarded annually and may be used as the recipient wishes.

For more information about eligibility and submission instructions, please visit the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum’s website at fojdcm.org