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Pratt Museum News

SUMMER HOURS

Open Every Day 10am-6pm

FISH FEEDINGS

Every Tuesday and Friday at 4pm in the Marine Room at Pratt Museum

Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

Tuesday May 18, 10am-6pm Free Admission

Pratt Museum offers free admission this day to celebrate International Museum Day.  This year's theme is 'Museums for social harmony'.  Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among people.

QUILTERS’ RECEPTION TEA

Tuesday May 18 from 10am-noon

Sponsored by the Patrons of the Pratt Society (POPS), this reception will officially unveil this year’s raffle quilts made by the Kachemak Bay Quilters Group.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT

SAILING FOR SALMON:

An Exhibit Celebrating 125 Years of Commercial Fishing in Bristol Bay

Friday May 21 opening reception 5-7pm

Includes a 6pm Presentation by Melvin Munson, Sr., Tim Troll and John Branson

And bring your favorite salmon appetizer or dish to the Pratt by 4:30pm to share at the SAILING FOR SALMON opening. Get creative: Find your favorite salmon recipes – bring some to share – taste the best of Homer's salmon . . . and put a gold star on your favorite dish! The best salmon dish will receive a People’s Choice Award and win a gift certificate to the fabulous Pratt Museum Store!

SAILING FOR SALMON exhibit will be on display:

May 21 through August 1, 2010, Pratt Museum Special Exhibits Gallery

An exhibit celebrating 125 years of commercial fishing in Bristol Bay 1884-2009

Stop by the Museum this summer and watch Dave Seaman of the Wooden Boat Society as he restores a Bristol Bay Double Ender.

CURRENT EXHIBITS

BACKYARD, ALASKA

March 19 through May 16, 2010, Pratt Museum Special Exhibits Gallery

Michael Walsh and Asia Freeman’s exhibit explores stories, truths, myths, feats and failures memorialized in our backyards. Since pioneering days, we Alaskans have been known to hoard a lot of stuff. Our backyards don’t conceal as much as they reveal shared experiences and dilapidated dreams. Working with found objects, moving images and sound, collaborating multi-media artists reveal down-home Alaskan experiences for Backyard, Alaska.

KACHEMAK BAY: AN EXPLORATION OF PEOPLE AND PLACE

Pratt Museum permanent exhibit

This innovative exhibit is a complete redesign of the Pratt's main galleries, with Phase I completed in 2004. Community-based videos, photo essays, computer interactives, and visitor-controlled remote video technology take visitors beyond the museum walls to historic and contemporary life around Kachemak Bay, providing an intimate means of understanding people and place.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

COMING SOON:

HISTORIC HARBOR WALKING TOURS

Fridays and Saturdays, May 28 through August 28 at 3pm

Meet on the Spit at the Pratt Wheelhouse near the Salty Dawg, $5 per person

Join a Museum docent to walk the historic docks of the Homer Harbor while hearing stories of local history, a memorable array of local characters and boats of all types.

Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out our website for more details at www.prattmuseum.org and click on our calendar of events

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

MASST (Mature Alaskans Seeking Skills Training) Gallery Hosts wanted.

Ongoing

If you’re 55 or older, sign up for the MASST program through the Job Center and come work at the Pratt’s Admissions Desk or as a Gallery Host.

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