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The museum is a must see for both locals and visitors. Perhaps the best small town museum in Alaska (sorry Scott), it has a great archaeology collection, Unangan crafts, WWII memoriabilia, and historical displays. A large area is set aside for temporary exhibits that change out every six months or so.
Some of my favorite displays are:
--The original sketch that Weber based his etching "Aleut Woman" on from Cook's third voyage. Cook and crew stayed on Unalaska for a month just prior to their return to Hawaii and his subsequent demise.
--The fantastic works of local sculptress Gert Svarny, including an elaborate Aleut hat.
--The large collection of Aleut baskets, just recently expanded by a generous donation from the Ounalashka Corporation. Aleut basketry is renowned for it's intricate weaving.
Cost of Admission is $5 each.
Address: Salmon Way
Directions: Just behind the Grand Aleutian Hotel and the OC building on the shores of Margaret Bay
Phone: (907) 581-5150
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