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Museum Operations
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Collections Care


Anton Charliaga & Family, ca. 1917, photo by Dennis Winn, McCubrey Collection.

Face the Past . . .

The past meets the present at the Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak's Alaska Native culture center where visitors  explore 7,500 years of Alutiiq heritage. See ancient artifacts, discover history, and learn how traditions continue.

Cama'i - Hello.  We welcome you.



Governor Hickel joins community members in breaking ground for the Alutiiq Center Building, 1994.

Our Beginning

The Alutiiq Museum grew from the Kodiak Area Native Association’s (KANA) Culture and Heritage program. In 1987, the KANA Board of Directors resolved that the exploration and celebration of Alutiiq heritage was essential to the health of Alutiiq people. They initiated a set of heritage programs to promote awareness of Alutiiq history, language, and arts.  In 1993 KANA received a $1.5 million grant from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council to develop a state-of-the-art repository and regional research facility. The Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository opened to the public in May 1995.


Port Lions student with model qayaq.

Our Mission

The Alutiiq Museum’ preserves the cultural traditions of the Alutiiq people and promotes greater public awareness of the rich cultural legacy of all the indigenous societies of the Alaskan Gulf coast. In pursuit of these goals, the museum collects and preserves archaeological, ethnological, and archival materials from the Alutiiq Nation in a repository that is accessible to the public. The museum supports research on Alutiiq culture and history, and shares the results through exhibits, publications, and presentation. 



Our Supporters
Eight Alutiiq Organizations Govern the Museum

Afognak Native Corporation, Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc., Kodiak Area Native Association, Koniag Inc., Leisnoi, Inc., Natives of Kodiak, Inc., Old Harbor Native Corporation, and the Ouzinkie Native Corporation


Alutiiq Center Building
215 Mission Road, Kodiak, Alaska

Kiawarluten - Come on inside.

Visit Our Gallery
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday Noon - 4:00 pm
Closed Sunday & Mondays

Admission: Adults $7.00, Children 16 & under free