Letter from the FoJDCM President

Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum
P.O. Box 22450
Juneau, AK 99802

May 1, 2017

Dear FoJDCM Members, Museum Supporters & Volunteers,

It is with a rejuvenated spirit that I write today. The last few weeks presented our organization and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum with the unthinkable, complete closure of the Museum and distribution of the Collection within. Faced with an overwhelming showing of support, in the form of letters, emails, telephone calls and compelling public testimony, Mayor Koelsch successfully requested that the City Museum be eliminated from the list of potential program cuts.

We would like to thank all of you for your support; it truly required each individual action, thank you. We would also like to recognize and thank Mayor Koelsch and the Assembly for their wisdom in preserving the Museum and Collection.

We encourage you to remain engaged as the City continues with the Priority Driven Budgeting process.

As always, thank you for sharing your stories, passing down your customs and traditions, and keeping our story alive and vibrant.

Thank you,


Joel Probst – President

Mike Blackwell – Vice President

Members at-large
Don Harris
Marcia Phillips
Katrina Woolford
Jean McBrien
Kathryn Cohen