Totem Heritage Center

[img src=]30Totem Heritage Center
Outside the Totem Heritage Center, Fog Woman Pole and view of two clan house posts.
[img src=]50Main Gallery - Totem Heritage Center
These five poles stand in the center of the Totem Heritage Center and were brought to Ketchikan from sites on Village Island and Old Kasaan.
[img src=]30Bentwood Box Class
Student Claudia Seaver works on her bentwood box lid in the 2010 class with instructor Fred Trout. Shelley Stalling photograph.
[img src=]60Cedar Bark Weaving Class
Haida weaving instructor Holly Churchill demonstrates for student Diane Demmert.
[img src=]20Cedar Bark Weaving - Youth Class
Senior weaving student Charlene Lauth helps newer student Joshua Alguire with his plaited basket bottom.
[img src=]40Spring Break Weaving for Kids
Torah Laman works on her Spring Break cedar bark project in 2010.
[img src=]80Mask Carving Class
Todd Lesko roughs out his alder mask during Donald Varnell's 2009 Northwest Coast Masks carving class.
[img src=]40Art on Exhibit
A Thunderbird dance mask by Haida carver Donald Varnell, 2004, located in the Totem Heritage Center.

Totem Heritage Center
601 Deermount (location)
629 Dock Street (mailing)
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

(907) 225-5900

Hours: May thru September: Open every day, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
October thru April: Monday thru Friday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission: Ketchikan residents (no charge); General Admission, $5 (May thru September only).

Tours: Guided group tours and educational programs may be arranged through thePrograms Division.

The Totem Heritage Center, one of two facilities of the City of Ketchikan Museum Department, was established in 1976 to preserve endangered 19th century totem poles retrieved from uninhabited Tlingit and Haida village sites near Ketchikan. Those magnificent, original poles are displayed at the Center in conjunction with other totems and Native Alaskan artifacts. In addition to functioning as a museum, the Totem Heritage Center also preserves and promotes the traditional arts and crafts of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures through a nationally-recognized program of Native Arts classes, cultural programming, and other activities.