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A thank you gift


September 10, 2020

In 1962, a Petersburg sewing club learned that the people of Noatak, population 270, were in need of clothing and fabric for household goods. The group's secretary, Mrs. Leon Hasbrouck, wrote the Noatak Mother's Club with an offer of fabric, clothing and other items for the community. A local airline even offered to fly the gift box for free. Letters, goods and toys were exchanged; and in 1965, a thank-you package from Noatak arrived for Petersburg. It included tiny replica Inuit yo-yos, parkas, mukluks, and toy "worms" that wiggle when stroked. These were donated to the museum in 1967.


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