• Chunks of melting sea ice along a shoreline and subsistence camps on the beach in the background.

    Cape Krusenstern

    National Monument Alaska


The museum collection of Cape Krusenstern National Monument contains a range of natural history specimens and cultural artifacts representing several disciplines and specialties such as biology, archeology, ethnology, history and archives.

The vast majority of specimens and artifacts cataloged into the park collection are associated with scientific research activities. The archives are largely administrative records, reports and archeological field notes.

As of 2008, items in the collection include –

Archeological artifacts: 31,942

Historical items: 12

Archival items: 9,111

Biological specimens: 731

Total items: 41,796

View the collection catalog records online through the NPS WebCatalog.

Did You Know?

Image of sea ice

The Chukchi Sea is ice-covered from November until May. Ice formation begins in October, with the ice edge from the permanent polar ice pack extending progressively southward until late March. The northward retreat of the ice edge begins in April and continues until late September.