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Former and current Sheldon Jackson Museum curators Peter Corey and Jackie Fernandez, and renown NW Coast artist Steve Brown discuss a project to study the museum’s silver collection — and to examine other pieces in private ownership in Sitka. Brown will be available 5:30 PM Fri Jan 17 at the Raindance Gallery on Monastery St. for “An Evening of Silver and Gold,” and will look a private pieces. Call 747-6233 to arrange a consultation. Brown will give a lecture 7 PM Sat Jan 18 at the Sheldon Jackson Museum as part of the annual Friends of SJ Museum board meeting. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more about the Sheldon Jackson Museum online.
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SJ Museum brings silver carving into the spotlight
On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more
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