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Alaska considers selling historic museum to save money


March 14, 2019

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A historic Alaska museum and library may be sold at the direction of Gov. Mike Dunleavy, according to a state official.

The Sheldon Jackson Museum and adjacent Stratton Library building in Sitka, southwest of Juneau, are under consideration for sale or transfer. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported .

Patience Frederiksen, Alaska’s director of libraries, archives and museums, informed a legislative subcommittee about the Republican governor’s plans last Friday.

The museum founded in 1897 by Presbyterian missionary Sheldon Jackson is Alaska’s oldest concrete struc...

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