• 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 the beach ridges of Cape Krusenstern as seen from the air

The beach ridges of Cape Krusenstern National Monument record the changing shorelines of the Chukchi Sea? They also record in time sequence an estimated 4,000 years of prehistoric human use of the coastline. More...