The ABEF natural history museum at the ABEF has recently received some updates. The specimens and interpretations in the museum are constantly changing and moving to best convey the educational goals at the Foundation. This spring, Katie Dickerson, the Curator of Collections, has been hard at work developing a dynamic, interactive, and cohesive space for visitors to explore.
When visitors enter the Front Gallery, they can interact with the wall of fur mounts of Alaskan wildlife, read about biomes and ecosystems with the Alaska Biomes and Chilkat Community interpretations, and see the differences between brown and black bears with one of our bear exhibits. While looking around, the new “Life on the Chilkat River” lettering on the wall encourages guests to look up at the wall mural which celebrates the plants, animals, and traditions in our valley.