Letter from the FoJDCM President: Why the City Museum Matters

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

October 1, 2017

Dear FoJDCM Members, Museum Supporters, and Volunteers,

Why the City Museum Matters

Here in Juneau, as a community, we have the ability to preserve our legacy for thoughtful interpretation, open critique and public conversation.

We create history every day and the City Museum collects, preserves and interprets it. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is just that, Juneau-Douglas.  While other institutions may collect some Juneau-Douglas history, only the City Museum exclusively collects and preserves our stories.  Each year, they accept about 400 objects and preserve them in public trust.

The Museum’s public programs coordinator works with over 4000 visitors a year to offer education tours, public programs, and artist openings so that we can enjoy new exhibits and discussion around Juneau history and art exhibits. 25 volunteers lend over 2,500 hours of service a year so we can keep the museum open as much as possible. Donors pay public admission fees, October – April so everyone can visit the Museum and be in our historic downtown.

For those who can’t visit, the Museum offers a Juneau History Research and online collections at www.juneau.org/library/museum, weekly Facebook posts that highlight objects from the collection. The Museum also travels portions of our exhibits to our three public libraries to make them available to everyone.

The Friends invite you to support the City Museum and learn more about our goals and accomplishments and subscribe to “News on the Channel” our monthly e-flyer at www.JuneauMuseumFriends.org, or contact us by email at friendsjdcm@gmail.com.


Thank you,


Joel Probst – President

Mike Blackwell – Vice President

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