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August 16, 2017

Is your life too busy to fit in ONE MORE MEETING? When you get home after work, is going out again the last thing you want to do? If attending a Council meeting to let your views be known is out of your comfort zone for whatever reason, you now have an option. You can leave a comment on any item on
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Request An Absentee Ballot!

August 16, 2017

Voters of the City of Ketchikan may request an absentee ballot for the regular election of October 3, 2017 by downloading the form of your preference from the City Clerk's Elections/Voting page and submitting it to the City Clerk's Office. Voters may vote by mail, in person or by electronic
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Museums - Acquisitions

Thank you for your interest in the City of Ketchikan Museum Department collections and archives. We appreciate you considering us as potential caretakers of your treasures. Donations to the Museums’ collections follow a process in accordance with standards and guidelines supported by the American Alliance of Museums. When a donation is offered, the donor is asked to complete a Temporary Custody Receipt. This gives the Museum Department permission to consider the gift for the collection.

Once a month, the Acquisition Review Committee meets to consider all new donation offers. We evaluate them based on their connection to our mission, whether there is documentation and history for the artifact, whether the piece is already represented in the collections, and its condition. Other criteria specific to each donation is also considered. If accepted by the Committee, the donor will be issued a Deed of Gift. Once signed, the Deed of Gift transfers ownership to the Museum and completes the donation. All donations are unconditional and unrestricted gifts to the Museum.

If you are interested in donating objects to the collection, please contact Senior Curator of Collections Hayley Chambers or call the Tongass Historical Museum at (907) 225-5600.