Sitka History Museum
330 Harbor Drive,
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Ph: (907) 738-3766
Hal Spackman and his family have called Alaska their home for thirty-three (33) years. After teaching tenures in Metlakatla and Haines, Alaska, he moved to Sitka in 1990. Since then, he has served the citizens of Alaska as the Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, Associate Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Engineering/ANSEP, Superintendent and Principal of Mt. Edgecumbe High School, and Educational Supervisor for Southcentral Foundation. Mr. Spackman holds a Master’s degree in Administration from the University of Montana and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Western Montana College with majors in history and English. As the Director of the Sitka History Museum, he brings a lifelong passion for studying, sharing and preserving the rich history, cultures, and frontier spirit of Alaska and Sitka, in particular.
Nicole, born in Boston, comes to the Sitka History Museum after graduating from the University of Sydney (Australia) with an M. A. in Museum and Heritage Studies. She also holds an undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University with majors in history and criminal justice. She has served internships at the Australian Museum and the Sydney Jewish Museum. Nicole has a special interest in archaeology and historical research.