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The Tongass Historical Museum is undergoing a main floor renovation from October 2016 to April 2017. A new special exhibition will open on April 28, 2017 in the new rotating gallery. A permanent exhibition on Ketchikan's history and heritage will open in May 2018.
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.