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Ketchikan is ...
Ketchikan is ... resilient, resourceful and independent. These were just a few of the ideas that people shared with us through community forums, interviews and social media. Building upon these fundamental concepts as well as decades of preserving Ketchikan’s stories, we are honored
to present a new permanent exhibit at the Tongass Historical Museum.
The Totem Heritage Center houses a priceless collection of 19th century totem poles and other carvings, retrieved in the 1970s from the Tlingit villages at Tongass Island and Village Island and from the Haida village of Old Kasaan on Prince of Wales Island. In addition, the Center features contemporary Northwest Coast art.