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Sheldon Jackson Museum Events as Part of the Sitka Sound Seafood Festival

by Amy Carney on 2018-08-03T09:44:00-08:00 in Events, Museums | Comments

Smokin' Fish movie cover.In celebration of the Sitka Sound Seafood Festival, the  Sheldon  Jackson  Museum invites the public to visit the museum to see an array of fish skin artifacts August 9th through the 11th and to attend a free film screening of Smokin’ Fish on Saturday, Aug. 18th at 2pm.

In Smokin’ Fish , a film produced by Luke Griswold Turgis, Cory Mann is a businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska. He  gets  hungry  for smoked salmon — a favorite food from his childhood — and decides to spend a summer preparing the traditional dish of his people, the Tlingit. Smokin' Fish interweaves the unusual story of Mann's life and the untold history  of  the Tlingit with the process of preparing this traditional food. The documentary also chronicles Mann's struggles to pay his bills and keep his business, which focuses  on  mass  producing  and importing Tlingit artwork and wholesaling it to the  tourism  industry, afloat.

As part of the Sitka Seafood  Festival,  the  Sheldon  Jackson Museum will highlight fish skin artifacts throughout the gallery between August 9th and August 11th. Stop by the museum to look   at parkas, gloves, housewives (sewing bags), mittens, containers, and more made out of fish skin!

The Sheldon Jackson Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to noon and 1pm to 4:00pm with a lunch closure between noon and 1pm. During the winter, admission is $5 for general visitors, $4 for seniors, and free for ages 18 and under. However, admission will be waived for the film screening. The film may not be appropriate  for  youth due to language and graphic violence. Please call (907)  747- 8981 with any questions about the museum’s programming.


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