Building for Alaska museum, library archives set to open
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A new state museum, library and archives building is opening in Juneau, a project years in the making and one of the last major buildings to be constructed by the state before the oil crash plunged Alaska into a deep deficit.
The sleek, bright and airy facility is located at the site of the old museum downtown. It is named for the late Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff, who became the first curator of the Alaska Territorial Library and Museum in 1920, according to state Sen. Dennis Egan, who sponsored the law naming the building.
Besides exhibit space, which is being kept...