Join us in supporting the Sheldon Jackson Museum

The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been supporting the Sheldon Jackson Museum and part of the Sitka community for over 30 years.

Our mission is to support the Sheldon Jackson Museum and its unique Alaska Native ethnographic collection through advocacy, acquisition and educational programming.

Each year, with the support of the Friends, the Sheldon Jackson Museum offers numerous free public programs and events, ranging from youth programs and school visits to lectures and workshops. The Friends are also proud to support the Native Artist Residency Program.

Additionally, the Friends help the museum share artifacts with kids all over Alaska by purchasing items for the Sheldon Jackson Museum’s Hands-on Loan Collection, which can then be borrowed by educators to use in their classrooms.

We hope you’ll consider joining our incredible organization and helping us continue our important mission!

Membership Benefits

  • Free admission to the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka
  • Free admission to the Alaska State Museum in Juneau
  • Subscription to the FOSJM newsletter & e-Letter
  • Invitation to the Friends’ Annual Meeting & Auction
  • Volunteer opportunities throughout the year
  • Join the community of ‘Friends’
  • Support a local museum and its educational programs and acquisitions

Membership Year

The membership year runs from January 1 through December 31. Those paying dues between October 1 and December 31 will be paid through the following year.

If you are unsure if your membership is still valid, please feel free to contact us at 907-747-6233 or

Membership Types:  

  • Student ($10) 
  • Individual ($25)          
  • Family ($35)   
  • Sustaining ($60)         
  • Contributing ($250)    
  • Corporate ($500)       
  • Additional donations may also be made to the Native Artist Residency Program

At the moment dues may be paid by cash or check (more payment options coming soon).

How to Join:

Friends of SJM
104 College Drive
Sitka, AK 99835

  • OR, pickup and complete an application at the museum

Sheldon Jackson Museum

SJ Museum

Winter Hours

Tuesday through Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm (Closed from 12-1pm)
Admission: $5.00

Summer Hours (Begins May 8th)

Tuesday through Saturday
9:00am - 4:30pm
Admission: $7.00

(Admission is always free for ages 18 and under)


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