Ketchikan has been a fish camp, mining center, fishing port, cannery town, transportation hub, timber town, and a tourist destination.
It has been called a variety of names, from "The Salmon Capital of the World" to the "Wickedest City in Alaska."
Through it all, our town has been friendly, resilient,
independent, resourceful… and proudly Alaskan.
“Ketchikan Is…”, the new permanent exhibit at the Tongass Historical Museum explores the inspiring stories of Ketchikan's history and heritage.
Opening in the focus gallery is "Collected Memory: the Michael Nore Archive", a curated series of snapshots pulled from personal scrapbooks, photo albums, and postcards that offer a glimpse into early moments of Ketchikan’s history.
Mark your calendars for the opening of both these exhibits on Friday, April 27th!