Sitka National Historical Park cares for more than 154,000 museum collection items. Tlingit ethnographic items, Russian American archeological and historical items, historical photos, archives and herbarium specimens are found in the collection. Highlights of the collection include totem poles, Chilkat weaving, Tlingit oral history recordings, 19th century Russian furniture, Russian Orthodox icons and vestments and two hundred original glass plate negatives by Sitkan photographer E.W. Merrill.
Did You Know?
Brown and grizzly bears are classified as the same species. Brown bears found inland and in northern habitats are often called “grizzlies” while “brown bear” is used to refer to animals found in coastal areas.