ALUTIIQ MUSEUM  215 Mission Road, Kodiak, Alaska 99615   |  844-425-8844  |  view calendar > | search >

On Exhibit

Permanent Exhibits

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Our permanent exhibits tell the story of the Alutiiq people - from the distant pastto the present day.

Archaeological discoveries, oral histories, Alutiiq language materials, photographs, ethnographic objects, and contemporary artwork fill displays on history, comunities, housing, subsistence practices, social life, and spirituality.

Man and Woman's Ceremonial Caps, by Lalla Williams, 2012, purchased with support from the Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Fund.


sveninkayaksmQayat - Kayaks

From driftwood, animal skins, tendon and baleen, Alutiiq people created qayat - kayaks that were expertly designed for Kodiak’s notoriously windy waters. Our newest exhibit explores this technology.  Historic and modern objects  illustrate the gear essential to every paddler. The heart of the exhibit is an historic qayaq collected in Alaska in 1869. Loaned to us by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology the boat is a rare, complete example of the graceful, light, and flexible Alutiiq qayaq.

Exhibit produced with support from the Peabody Museum or Archaeology and Ethnology, the Institute for Museum and Library Service, Koniag, Inc., Matson, and Marian Owen Photography.

Wamwik - A Place to Play

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Our youngest visitors are invited to explore with their hands in the Alutiiq Museum's Wamwik - a place to play.

This replica of a traditional house transports children into the Alutiiq world with Alutiiq-themed toys, puzzles, books, and plush animal puppets.

Developed with generous assistance from the
Alaska State Museum Grant in Aid program.

Exhibiting at the Alutiiq Museum

We seek short term exhibits that compliment our mission. We host artist's shows, produce displays on local culture and history, and bring traveling exhibits to Kodiak. If you are interested in sharing an exhibit with us or mounting your own show, please call us at 844-425-8844, or send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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