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Seldovia Village Tribe Awarded Prestigious Grant From the Institute of Museum and Library Services


Seldovia, AK - The Seldovia Museum, founded in 2004, houses a collection of 300 objects, video & audio tape recordings, and over 1,000 historical and contemporary photographs. Thanks to a grant from IMLS, the Museum will now be able to catalogue and edit previously stored recordings, then showcase them via kiosk and web. This project has multiple benefits: 1) Public access to the history & culture of Seldovia is increased; 2) Intergenerational learning is promoted; 3) The Museum expands interactive & interpretive exhibits; and 4) A modernized presentation is created with heightened connectivity - which will strengthen our presence within the museum community. “ The Seldovia Museum is honored by this recognition from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. This grant enables us to affect so many – both within our community by strengthening our cultural ties, and within the public arena by delivering a history that is rich and unforgettable.” -Seldovia Village Tribe President/CEO Crystal Collier
“Through their proposed cultural, artistic, and scientific programming, these 24 institutions will reach and inspire thousands of people today and for generations to come. IMLS is proud to support their work.” - IMLS Acting Director Marsha L. Semmel Program Statement
The Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Grant Program funds a variety of activities and services, including those that support the educational mission of a museum; build the skills and knowledge of individuals who provide museum services; or improve museum services, such as disaster preparedness, strategic planning, improvement of technology, collections care and management, and hiring of staff. About the Seldovia Village Tribe The Seldovia Village Tribe is one of 226 recognized Federal Tribes in Alaska. The Tribe’s vision is to lead in partnering with the community to strengthen economy, facilitate healthy lifestyles, and maintain its cultural identity. The Tribe’s mission is to promote the wellness of its people and communities through health care and social services, economic development and education. To learn more about the Tribe, please visit



About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.


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