Construction to Begin in July 2008 on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center
After seven years of discussion and planning, those efforts are coming to fruition. In July 2008 the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC Construction) will begin construction of the National Park Service Northwest Arctic Heritage Center. When completed, the 12,350 square foot building will offer people of the region and visitors from around the world a high quality interpretive experience of the natural and cultural history of the area, a variety of educational programs, Inupiaq dances, and personal administrative services.
Follow the progress as the center takes form during construction.
Did You Know?
The Red Dog Mine, the largest zinc mine in the world, is located northeast of Cape Krusenstern National Monument. The mine transports its ore on a haul road, traversing the northern boundary of Cape Krusenstern and ending at a port site on the Chukchi Sea.