Artifacts, photographs, memorabilia and archival material bring the past alive, and sleds and gold-mining equipment reveal the harsh realities of life on the goldfields.
The museum also has a well-rounded collection of indigenous Alaskan artifacts, including baskets, beadwork and carvings.
The museum building itself is also worth noting. Built of granite with a tower and arched windows, it looks a little like a church and once served as a courthouse and jail, as well as a school and marshal’s office.
Photo by Wendy Cutler, sourced from Wikimedia Commons