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Hope and Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum

P. O. Box 88
64851 Second Street
Hope, Alaska 99605
Open: Memorial Day - Labor Day, 12 - 4
Admission Free, Donations Welcome
Location: 90 miles south of Anchorage
On the Kenai Peninsula
(907) 782-3740 (during museum hours)
The Hope and Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum is well worth visiting! 
    Open since 1994, the museum recalls the 1896-1898 Turnagain Arm Gold Rush and the years that followed.  In addition to the main building, there are two artifact sheds, Hope's 1904 schoolhouse, three 1917 gold mine buildings, a 1950 Forest Sevice cabin, and a full-size pit saw display.  Signs, recorded voices, and old home movies bring the displays to life, while the museum hosts are a wealth of information.  The flower and kitchen gardens reflect Hope's historic claim as the "garden city of the Kenai Peninsula."  Visitors are welcome to use the picnic tables.
    If you are planning a trip to Hope, visit the Hope Chamber of Commerce website www.hopealaska.info
April 29    1:00     Clean Museum
                            Volunteers welcome

May 6      9:00    Hope Social Hall: Coffee & Dues  
               10:30    Kenai Peninsula Historical Association Meeting
               12:00    Lunch
                1:00     Dr. Rolfe Buzzell directs how to carpool to Sunrise
                1:30     Sunrise Tour led by Dr. Buzzell
                           (dress for chilly, muddy hike)
                           Hope Museum open for those who don't hike

May 27    Noon   Museum Opens for Summer

June 24   TBA     Hope Ridge Walk-Talk
                            Art Copoulos, hike leader      
                            Meet at Hope Museum
                            (dress for strenuous hike and mixed weather)

July 16       11:00   Hope Wagon Trail Run

Sept. 5      4:00   Museum Closed for Winter          

The Hope and Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum
Billy Miller Leads Tour of Museum Buildings, 2012