Matt & I went and explored the Anchorage Museum. It’s right next to my place of employment, and we had a coupon for Buy 1 ticket, Get 1 free – which is something we always like.
The museum was really cool. There was a great hands-on area on the first floor that was most likely for kids, but we had a blast touching everything.
I figured once Matt got his desire to touch everything out of the way at the beginning, we’d be good for the rest of the museum. In case you were wondering – we were not. He was disappointed by every “Do Not Touch” sign, as he had his hands mere inches away from touching things.
They also had some amazing artwork about Alaska/by Alaskans that I really fell in love with. Below is my favourite. I instantly fell in love with it, and I’m going to see if I can find a print somehow so this can be in my house.
The part of the museum about the history of Alaska was super cool. Two things I really loved from it: Airmail (because it is so necessary up here, especially come winter months to communicate with the Bush communities. What took a dogsled team 20 days was reduced to 4 hrs with the invention of the airplane).
The second thing is this picture of a logger using a Homelite chainsaw to cut through a giant tree. Since I used to work for the company that now owns Homelite, and I used to help our sales associates sell Homelite chainsaws, I really love to see this old Homelite chainsaw in a museum. It made my day and made me want to send pictures to all of my friends from the TTI Outdoor Products team. (I totally restrained though).