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    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

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Happenings of past, present and future from Klondike Gold Rush NHP. Join us to explore behind the scenes of work and events taking place at Klondike Gold Rush NHP.

Invasive Plants

August 12, 2014 Posted by: Jade Cook

Natural Resources Intern Jade Cook muses on the impacts of invasive plants in local ecosystems.

 

Encountering a Mother Grouse

July 02, 2014 Posted by: Jade Cook

Intern Jade Cook writes about the Natural Resources team's encounter with a protective mother grouse.

 

Wandering Tattlers

June 18, 2014 Posted by: Jade Cook

Our Natural Resources Intern, Jade Cook, discusses the habits and habitat of wandering tattlers.

 

First Juvenile Toad of the Season Appears

June 04, 2014 Posted by: Jade Cook

Our Natural Resources Intern, Jade Cook, discusses the life cycle and habitat of boreal toads.

 

Canadian Missionaries in Skagway

February 04, 2014 Posted by: David Simpson

A discussion of early religion in Alaska during the Gold Rush Era.

 

Creative Conservation: Top 5 of 2013

August 23, 2013 Posted by: Nicole Peters

Artifact conservation intern Nicole Peters writes about her collaborations with KLGO's creative and hardworking Maintenance crew.

 

Parkeology Newsletter 8/12/13

August 13, 2013 Posted by: Jenn Richards

Klondike Gold Rush NHP Archaeologists are currently digging test pits prior to moving historic buildings to new locations. Recently the absence or presence of artifacts has helped archaeologist determine if there are gold rush era deposits on the lot adjacent to the historic Moore house.

 

An Early Slot Machine

August 09, 2013 Posted by: Kelly McCauley

Artifact conservation intern Kelly McCauley tells us about one of the early slot machines featured in Jeff. Smiths Parlor.

 

Moose Mounts

August 01, 2013 Posted by: Nicole Peters

Conservation intern Nicole Peters discusses the cleaning and treatment of the double moose mount from Jeff. Smiths Parlor.

 

The gorgeous gum machine!

July 25, 2013 Posted by: Kelly McCauley

Conservation intern Kelly McCauley talks about her conservation treatment of the lovely gum machine from Jeff. Smiths Parlor.

 

Curious Canines

June 04, 2013 Posted by: Nicole Peters

Explore the construction of the wolf and Husky taxidermy mounts from Jeff. Smiths Parlor!

 

A Very Brief History of Skagway Tourism

May 21, 2013 Posted by: Park Historian Karl Gurcke

Tourism is and has always been a major part of Skagway’s economy and so I thought that a very brief history of Skagway Tourism might be in order here as we start the one hundredth and fifteen year of Skagway’s almighty tourist economy.

 

Itjen's Curiosities

May 08, 2013 Posted by: Nicole Peters

Artifact conservation intern Nicole Peters discusses two of the taxidermy mounts that will be featured in the diorama in Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum. Meet. . .the ermine!

 

Women who went to the Klondike

March 25, 2013 Posted by: Cynthia Von Halle

This post is to honor the women of the Klondike Gold Rush as a part of Women's History Month. Enjoy learning about this minority group and their journey to the gold feilds.

 

The Y. M. C. A. Controversy

February 13, 2013 Posted by: Karl Gurcke, Historian of Klondike Gold Rush NHP

This blog post digs deep into one of Skagway's historical controversies, centering around descrimination that occurred in Skagway at the turn of the century towards the Buffalo Soldiers that were assigned to the northern Lynn Canal.

 

Avalanche Awareness

February 05, 2013 Posted by: Erica Francis

Links to Avalanche Awareness Information

 

The ebb and flow of a river

January 02, 2013 Posted by: Erica Francis

A wintery look to the Tayia River in Dyea.

 

Greening our Park

December 13, 2012 Posted by: Samantha Richert, Curator

Learn more about our park's sustainability efforts and check out our sustainable holiday tree!

 

Christmas in the Klondike

December 05, 2012 Posted by: Cynthia Von Halle

Christmas celebrations are shared from two historical accounts from the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898- A Gold Miner's Life in Dawson City (1898-1901) by Jeremiah Lynch and Writing Home- to Dorset from the Yukon, letters by Willliam White

 

Law Enforcement Rangers Host Interagency Training with Skagway Police Department

November 26, 2012 Posted by: Liz Blakeley

Rangers at Klondike Goldrush train with Skagway Police Department in a two day long skills workshop.

 

Klondike Gold Rush NHP gives Historic Buildings in Skagway "Facelifts"

November 16, 2012 Posted by: Cynthia Von Halle

Klondike Gold Rush NHP continues its mission to preserve Skagway's Historic District and tell the story of the Klondike Gold Rush by taking care of historic buildings within the district. This post include updates on recent work completed by NPS preservation crews on local buildings

 

Industrial conservation for industrial artifacts

October 31, 2012 Posted by: Samantha Richert, Curator

Klondike Gold Rush NHP's museum team tackle conservation of four metal artifacts that have been outdoors for decades, with help from the park's Maintenance crew.

 

Adieu Alaska

August 28, 2012 Posted by: Nicole Peters

Artifact conservation intern Nicole Peters wraps up her summer of working on the Rapuzzi Collection at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

 

Preserving Textiles

August 24, 2012 Posted by: Katie Bonanno

Artifact Conservation Intern Katie Bonanno writes about the intricacies of preserving textiles, including the dress worn by Lady Lou.

 

Martin Itjen's Mixed Media

August 14, 2012 Posted by: Nicole Peters

Learn more about the issues encountered by Klondike Gold Rush NHP's artifact conservation interns while working on the mixed media creations of Martin Itjen, Skagway's showman and entrepreneur.

 

Thirty-three Miles

July 30, 2012 Posted by: Katie Bonanno

Follow our interns Katie Bonanno and Nicole Peters as they hike the Chilkoot Trail!

 

What does "artifact conservation" mean, anyway?

July 23, 2012 Posted by: Katie Bonanno

More information about Klondike Gold Rush NHP's two artifact conservation interns and what they're up to this summer.

 

Journey to Skagway

July 10, 2012 Posted by: Nicole Peters

First of a six-part series about the Artifact Conservation Internship Program for Summer 2012.

 

Did You Know?

Modern aerial photo of Skagway showing the blue waters of the Taiya Inlet, snow-capped peaks, and the town in the foreground

Skagway is located at the end of the longest, deepest glacial fjord in North America and is considered the northern most point in Southeast Alaska. Glaciers, and the rugged scenery they leave behind, create the stunning backdrop for your visit to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.