• Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center Mountains

    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Materials to Loan

Make learning more interactive! Borrow interactive resources for your classroom. Available resources include a curriculum based traveling trunk focusing on Russian American history, intertidal zone exploration backpacks, and a guide to create and use a Russian abacus.

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  • Sitka National Historical Park

    Beach Discovery Packs for Loan

    Beach Discovery Packs for Loan

    It’s time for an adventure! Borrow a beach discovery pack, and discover the many wonders hidden within the park’s intertidal zone. To start your exploration today, stop by the park’s Visitor Center and check out a beach discovery pack. Inside the pack you will find all the tools you need to discover the diverse flora and fauna that call this ecosystem home.

  • Sitka National Historical Park

    Exploring Possession Traveling Trunk

    Exploring Possession Traveling Trunk

    Explore the history of the Russian colonization of Alaska by borrowing the park's Exploring Possession Traveling Trunk. This traveling trunk includes: lesson plans for students in grades 6-12, a replica Russian possession plaque, trading material including tea bricks and beads, and Will Hobb's novel "Leaving Protection." Contact the park's Education Specialist to integrate this traveling trunk into your classes curriculum (907) 747-0134.

  • Sitka National Historical Park

    Russian Abacus for loan

    Russian Abacus for loan

    Give your student's one additional tool to improve their math skills. By creating and using a Russian abacus, students can improve their math skills while simultaneously learning about Russian culture and language.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of Castle Hill

The transfer of Alaska from Russia took place in Sitka. On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered on Castle Hill, home of Alaska's Russian governors, the American flag was raised, and a brief exchange of statements completed the transfer of Alaska to the United States.