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

    Cape Krusenstern

    National Monument Alaska

Construction to Begin in July 2008 on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center

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News Release Date: June 1, 2008

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?

Image of sandhill cranes in flight

Vast numbers of migratory birds, including loons, many species of waterfowl, and sandhill cranes, come from all over the world to nest at Cape Krusenstern.