The Lake Clark National Park and Preserve museum collection consists of more than 200,000 objects-from an impressive herbarium collection to the many journals, letters, and objects from the park's most famous resident, Dick Proenneke.
Collections staff also care for archeological artifacts from extensive surveys, over 2,000 historic photographs, a rich collection of oral history interviews, fossils, archives, preserved small mammals, and other items reflecting the cultural and natural history of this unique place.
As of 2013, items in the collection are:
Many of these items are fragile and require special conservation. The museum specialists at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve ensure that these irreplaceable pieces of the past will be available to future generations.
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Did You Know?
Dall's sheep are the only wild sheep in the world with a white coat. Because they prefer steep, mountainous habitat, spotting a sheep is a rare treat in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.