Close up photo of traditional Alaska Native woven basket.

Sara Harriger

Virtual Workshops: Athabaskan Beadwork for Beginners

In July and August of 2020 educator and master bead worker Kathleen Meckel took her extraordinary teaching skills online with a four part series of “micro-projects” for beginning bead workers. The classes were offered by the Morris Thompson Center with generous support from the Alaska Native Heritage Center and AlaskaLive.TV. Participants learned traditional Athabaskan bead… Read More

Welcome Back!

The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center was created to be a place for gathering, discovery, education and celebration. Here locals and visitors alike can experience the people, cultures, and nature of Interior Alaska. On June 15 we joyfully reopened our doors to our community and or visitors, and we look forward to fulfilling our… Read More

2020 Cultural Traditions Workshops Announced!

The 2020 line-up of Cultural Traditions Workshops are unique opportunities to learn traditional Alaska Native skills directly from master craftspeople and artists. From skin sewing to drum-making to fish skin baskets and beaded earrings, we’ve got an amazing array of choices for you. For the second year running, Cultural Traditions Workshops will also be offered… Read More

Village-Based Cultural Traditions Workshops

Since 2019, Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs, a partner in the Morris Thompson Center, has offered Village Workshops sharing traditional skills through skilled craftspeople and artists passing on their knowledge directly to students. The Village Workshops were created for residents of Alaska’s rural communities who can’t always join us in Fairbanks for workshops at the… Read More

Yukon Quest 2020 Start at MTCVC!

The Yukon Quest starts at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 1st right outside the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Don’t miss this iconic event of Interior Alaska! Here’s a tip from the locals: there’s free parking at the downtown parking garage for this special event! The Yukon Quest has grown into an international affair,… Read More

Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline

From January through September 13th, 2020 you can see a special selection of artwork by Ray Troll at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. The special show is a tempting sample of an exhibit that opened January 18 at the University of Alaska Museum of the North (UAMN), featuring paintings by Ray Troll and… Read More

Internship Opportunity at APLIC!

Join the Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Fairbanks this summer as a Student Conservation Association Intern! We are looking for candidates for our Education Assistant position in Fairbanks. You will assist with planning and implementation of a variety of outdoor and indoor education programs for youth and families during the summer. Responsibilities include preparing for and leading… Read More

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