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Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center

Address: 11 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: (907) 766-2366
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Ranked #8 of 10 Attractions in Haines
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This educational institution of the Haines Borough collects, preserves and interprets the history, art and unique blending of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The information about the local culture and history was excellent. Many displays of baskets, hand-made boxes, clothing, etc. The staff was quite nice. There was even a nicely done gift shop.

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Oklahoma
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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a great little museum, filled with native and local history. The gentleman at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. There is so much stuff in such a small space but it was very well laid out.

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Houston, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Good little museum with assorted displays on gold mining, native culture, and local history. Sadly, we arrived 10 minutes before they were to close. They were kind enough not to charge us admission. We quickly walked through the exhibits, wishing we had allotted more time for a longer visit.

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Portland Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We came across this museum while watching the State Fair Parade. We liked watching the totem pole carving. Our children were even allowed to help carve. The content inside was more for adults with history interests.

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Aside from the stuffed animals and assorted native American costumes, the museum provides a window into the local culture of this area, its history, the first native Americans who settled here and built totem sculptures and traded actively up and down the shore. It is well worth your time and plan on an hour or more to do it.

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MN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This museum is one that won't take you more than an hour to read all the signs and information, but IS one that you will be able to enjoy because your kids will be occupied in the kids Discovery Corner. Not just any kids area, this one, made by preschool teachers is chock full of educational and hand-made toys that... More

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Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Museum combines local historical and archeological information with current artist showcase gallery.

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Small museum with local and native art collections. Rotating exhibits and things for the kids to do on the lower floor.

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Haines, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I live in Haines and always take my visitors to the museum. It is extensive and interesting, presenting a complete history of the area and native culture. Lots of wonderful artifacts. Always something new!

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Vallejo, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I love the history of Alaska and its peoples. This museum does a wonderful job of presenting information about the peoples of Alaska with pictures, written narrative and exhibits. Downstairs is a fascinating room filled with the founders personal collection. It is educational and interesting. Knowledge not flash.

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