Public Programs

Become a City Museum Volunteer

Become a City Museum Volunteer

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum? Volunteering with us is a great way to find out! Volunteers do not need to be history experts, they just need to be enthusiastic, responsible, and willing to learn.

We are always recruiting for volunteers to help staff the reception desk, to act as walking tour guides in the summer, and/or to assist the Curator of Collections with collections maintenance. Click the link below for more information and to find an application form.

Coffee & Collections with Marylou Spartz and John Greely December 15th

Coffee & Collections with Marylou Spartz and John Greely December 15th

December 15th
10:30am to Noon
FREE

Join us at the City Museum for an author talk and book signing. Authors Marylou Spartz and John Greely will discuss their book, Disaster on our Doorstep.

Disaster on our Doorstep chronicles Juneau's response to the 1918 grounding of the S.S. Princess Sophia on Vanderbilt Reef. The community initially rallied to dispatch a half dozen rescue boats to the scene, but weather prevented the evacuation of the ship's 353 passengers and crew. After the vessel sank with all
aboard lost, the rescue fleet recovered about 180 bodies and transported them to Juneau, where volunteers sorted valuables, identified the victims and prepared the remains for shipment to surviving relatives or burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

Born and raised in Juneau, Marylou Spartz is a writer and poet with a strong sense of Alaska history. She practices her craft in the Burn Thompson Writers Group. Retired journalist John Greely is a writer and researcher who has worked in newspaper, radio and television. He previously wrote the text for Juneau
Portrait, a photo book by Mark Kelley

Disasters on our Doorstep will be for sale in the Museum Store.

Model Train Invitational

Model Train Invitational

December 22nd
10:00am to 3:00pm
FREE

For the kid in all of us! This invitational toy train meet will take place at the City Museum on Saturday December 22nd between the hours of 10am and 3pm. Have a train set? Bring it along. If it runs you're invited to set it up. If it doesn't run, you may display it for the day. All makes and gauges welcome as long as they fit through the doors.