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Just Old Hat(s): Headgear in Alaska History

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© Courtesy of Alaska State Museum
Just Old Hat(s): Headgear in Alaska History

395 Whittier Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
May 6th, 2011 - October 15th, 2011

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.museums.state.ak.us/asm/asmho...
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
lisa.golisek@alaska.gov
PHONE:  
907.465.2901
OPEN HOURS:  
Summer 8:30am to 5:30pm daily, May 13, to mid-September. Winter hours 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday from September 27 to mid-May. Open free the first Friday of every month from 4:30 until 7pm
TAGS:  
hats

DESCRIPTION

Organized by the Alaska State Museum, this exhibition explores Alaska history through the museum’s vast collection of Alaskan hats and headgear, worn by Alaska Natives, Russians, Siberians, Sámi and other Alaskans, representing a diverse array of occupations, as they survived, interacted and exchanged ideas over the past two centuries. Alaskans truly “wear many hats,” and included in the show are Native ceremonial headdresses, Russian hats, military uniform caps, and a wide variety headgear worn by mariners, miners, and average Alaskans for comfort, protection and style. The exhibit will highlight fascinating details concerning how the hats were designed and used, their meaning, and associations.