The Haines Sheldon Museum features three exhibit galleries: the Main Gallery displays large history exhibits that change every two years; the Hakkinen Gallery features small art, history and craft exhibits that change every six to eight weeks, and the Children’s Gallery features interactives and immersive experiences for children. Come visit the museum and discover why we came, why we stayed, and why we love our little town.
In the Main Gallery
From October 20, 2017 through October 31, 2019, “Everything From Afar Drifts Ashore,” explores Tlingit and non-native interactions and culture from 1850 to 1900. The exhibit incorporates our stellar collection of highly prized Chilkat Blankets, spruce root basketry, and beadwork. Early Euro-American settlement includes the Presbyterian mission, which birthed the beginnings of Haines, through the building of Fort William H. Seward, Eldred Rock Lighthouse, the Dalton Trail, the Porcupine Gold Rush and more.
In the Hakkinen Gallery
Our Six Week Spotlight Series features local artists, whose work is chosen in an annual juried competition. Haines is known for its high caliber art, and we are proud to feature the artists that make it. Other shows within this gallery include shows that spotlight a particular historical event, a group of craftspeople, or the artwork we have in our permanent collection.
In the Children’s Gallery