Experience the Collections
At this time the Gates of the Arctic museum collections do not have a publicly accessible space. However there are ways for interested parties to experience them. It is possible to visit the collections in person but they are also accessible in various ways through the web.
If you would like to learn more about the collections feel free to contact the museum curator Chris Houlette, to set up an appointment.
These virtual exhibits highlight a specific section of the collections They are a combination of stories and images that provide a deeper insight into a specific subset of the overall collection. The titles listed below will take you directly to an exhibit.
A new on-line collections catalog is now available for anyone to browse. The collections can be searched in several different ways and many of the items have associated images that can be viewed. http://museum.nps.gov/ParkIndex.aspx
Did You Know?
In 1969, five wildland fires burned 129,820 acres in Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve. That was the largest acreage to burn in the park in a given year. Interestingly, 14 wildland fires, the most fires to occur in the park, burned a mere 500 acres in 1977.