The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum invite the public to attend events in the Share Your Culture/Share Your Research Winter Public Program Series. There are five remaining public programs, including artist talks, a storytelling event, an earring making class, and Chilkat weaving demonstrations. All of the events will be available on Zoom and links to attend and more details are available at the Sheldon Jackson Museum, www.museums.alaska.gov, and the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum Facebook page. People may also call (907) 747-8981 for more information.
The next Winter Series event, a presentation by local author Jan Steinbright and artist Robert Hoffmann (Tlingit), will be held on Sat., Jan. 8th from 2-2:45pm on Zoom. In Steinbright and Hoffmann’s talk, “A Writer, an Illustrator, and a Mouse, they will share information about their second collaboration on the children’s book, Raven House Mouse Goes to Culture Camp. The book, written by Steinbright and illustrated by Hoffmann, will be released for publication in February 2022. The story takes the famous Raven House Mouse, Kagaak, up the Chilkoot Valley out of Haines to attend Lkoot Kwaan, a Tlingit culture camp founded by Austin Hammond, leader of the Sockeye Clan.
The information to attend the January 8th event, is as follows:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 824 9345 7455
The remaining Winter Series events all run 30-45 minutes long and occur on Saturdays. They will be presented by artists selected from a pool of applicants and held on Zoom. The events are: a Jan. 22nd 2pm earring making class with Jessica Towns (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq) – contact the museum for a materials list; a Feb. 5th 2pm artist talk and weaving demonstration with Laine Rinehart (Tlingit); a March 12th 2pm Storytelling event with multimedia artist Allison Akootchook Warden (Inupiaq); and a Chilkat weaving demonstration and “call to weavers” by Lily Hope (Tlingit) at 3pm on March 26th.