Awards

The Sitka History Museum is an award winning institution!  The Sitka History Museum has been recognized as a leader in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history by the American Association of State and Local History.  The Museum also improves its offerings to the community of Sitka every year with programs, publications, and collections management, funded in-part through grants awarded by organizations who generously support the mission of the Sitka History Museum.

2016

Rasmuson Foundation
$250,000  Exhibit fabrication and construction for the new Sitka History Museum’s permanent exhibit.

Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Fund
$28,874  Purchase of four original works of art:  Spirit by Dave Galanin, Shaman Furs Fall/Winter Collection 2016 Ensemble by Peter Williams, and Children’s Tlingit Regalia Ensemble by Sharon McIndoo.

Alaska State Museums, Grant-in-Aid
$9,222  In support of Sitka History Museum’s endeavors to continue to offer a multi-media experience in the new museum’s temporary exhibit space.

Museums Alaska, Collections Management Fund
$4,100  In support of Sitka History Museum’s collections fellowship program, aimed at better documenting and caring for permanent collections.

Alaska Historical Society, Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative
$1,000  For the production of a four-part Sitka History Minute radio series on Sitka’s seafood processing history.


2015

Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Fund
$21,000  Purchase of four original works of art:  Mark Bartlett’s painting U.S.S. Jamestown, Nicholas Galanin’s photographic print Ism 1, Tommy Joseph’s Blue Man Helmet, and Teri Rofkar’s Cloak of the Aurora Waist Robe for the permanent collection.

State of Alaska
$15,000  Sesquicentennial Community Liaison staff to organize and promote the events related to the 150th anniversary of the transfer of Russia’s claims on Alaska to the United States

Museums Alaska, Collections Management Fund
$8,804  Collections Move and Management

Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Fund
$2,400  Purchase of Normal Campbell original The Watchman for the permanent collection

2014

National Science Foundation
$443,360  Three-year support for the archaeological and historical investigation of the wreck and survivors camp of the 19th century Russian-American Company frigate Neva.

Alaska State Museums, Grant-in-aid
$2,000  Collections Internship

Alaska Historical Commission Grant
Russian American proceedings publication, in partnership with the Sitka National Historical Park

2013

American Association of State and Local History
Leadership in History Award

2012

Alaska State Museums, Grant-in-aid
$2,000  Collections Management

2011

Rasmuson Foundation
$17,000  Publication and distribution of proceedings manuscript of the 2010 International Conference on Russian America (ICRA)

2010

Rasmuson Foundation
$60,000  Fund participation in and the initiatives resulting from the Collections Management Assessment Program and the Institutional Museum Assessment Program

Alaska Historical Society
Elva R. Scott Newsletter Award