The Talkeetna Historical Society Museum is located one block off Main Street in a one-room schoolhouse that was built in 1936. Head to the town down Talkeetna Spur Road off the Parks Highway.
The museum exhibits historical items, local art and a display on the late Don Sheldon, famous Alaskan bush pilot. The original Railroad Depot building has a 20-minute video on the history of the Alaska Railroad; also read about the history of Curry, AK, and gold mining in the region. The Railroad Section House has an impressive 12-foot-by-12-foot scale model of Denali with photographs by Bradford Washburn. A mountaineering display fe tures pioneer and recent climbs of Denali. Ask about scheduled lectures held here in summer. The Ole Dahl cabin and the Harry Robb cabin, both early trapper/miners’ cabins located on the museum grounds, are furnished with period items.
Photo by Serine Reeves.