To you, our faithful supporter,

Thank you for all you have done for your museum! Your past contributions have been a sustaining force that has carried the Haines Sheldon Museum for almost 40 years, and your financial support is fundamental to our ongoing achievements and growth.

Your stories are held and told at the museum in 10,000 photographs, 200 oral histories (video and audio recordings), 2,500 documents and maps, 2,200 rare books, and 4,100 objects. Stories are the core of local history. Your generosity in sharing those stories helps to make us one of the best small museums in Alaska.

Your donations of time, money and collection items make your museum - the Haines Sheldon Museum - able to educate new residents, children and visitors about the Chilkat Valley through programs and exhibits based on your gifts.

You are a critical part of the workings of the museum, and help make it work.

Without you, we wouldn’t exist.

As you make plans for your end of year giving, please consider a generous gift to the Haines Sheldon Museum and continue to be part of our success in the New Year!


Helen Alten, Director

P.S. Gifts made to our Endowment are gifts that keep giving.


A non-profit organization, the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Inc., like most museums, operates on a tight budget. Contributions to the Museum can be general in nature, or go toward our Endowment Fund, the care of our collection or a special project.

Suggested donation: $20 or more.

We now accept all major credit cards via Paypal.

All contributions to the Sheldon Museum are tax deductible (5O1(c)(3). Ask and we'll be happy to email a receipt to you.