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First Friday in July at the City Museum

June 27, 2022 – FYI

Opening Reception for Arboretum Exhibit

On July 1 from 4-7pm the City Museum will host an opening reception for an exhibit titled Jensen-Olson Arboretum: Celebrating 15 years as a botanical gem. This is a free event and admission to the City Museum will also be free from 4-7pm.

This exhibit celebrates the Jensen-Olson Arboretum (JOA) and its benefactor, Caroline Jensen, though a largescale slide show, artwork, and information about the JOA. In addition, there will be a temporary pop-up exhibit of related items from the City Museum’s permanent collection. Docents and members of the Friends of the Jensen-Olson Arboretum will be present to share information about the JOA.

City Museum Kicks-off the Holiday Weekend with a Changing of the 49-Star U.S. Flag and the Alaska State Flag

On Friday, July 1 at 5pm the City Museum will be holding a changing of the flags ceremony on the front lawn to kick-off the July 4th holiday weekend. This event is free and admission to the City Museum will also be free from 4-7pm.

The flag changing event is in partnership with the American Legion Auke Bay Post 25 who will also provide education on how to properly handle and care for retired flags. Elizabeth Djajalie will sing the Star Spangled Banner during the flag changing ceremony and free build-your own wooden flag kits will be available courtesy of the American Legion Auke Bay Post 25 and the Friends of the Juneau Douglas City Museum. Free handheld Alaska State flags will be provided by the City Museum while supplies last.

The Veteran’s Memorial Building, currently home to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The first Juneau building to be built entirely with public funds, it is the site of the July 4th 1959 Statehood Ceremony when the 49-star flag was officially flown in Alaska’s Capital. The 49-star flag still flies today.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is located at 4th & Main Streets and is open 7 days a week from May through September. General information about the City Museum can be found online at juneau.org/museum, by calling (907)-586-3572, or by email at [email protected].