Just Old Hat(s): Headgear in Alaska History
Juneau, Alaska 99801
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.