History major finds a home at the museum

 

October 7, 2021

Photo courtesy Tyler Eagle

This decorative Japanese samurai helmet was part of a 1977 gift exchange between the Rotary Clubs of Wrangell and Noshiro, Akita Prefecture, Japan. Noshiro and Wrangell are sister cities, and the helmet was given in return for a hand-carved totem pole given to Noshiro's Rotary Club several years previous. The helmet is on permanent loan at the Wrangell Museum.

The new coordinator of the Nolan Center and Wrangell Museum wasn't a fan of the big city.

So, Tyler Eagle left Spokane, Washington, right after graduating in 2018 from Gonzaga University and came back to Wrangell.

Eagle did a few odd jobs in town: fishing, working as a paraprofessional at the schools, until a job came up that was the perfect application for his degree in history.

"A notification went out on the 'Friends of the Museum' mailing list," Eagle said. "They were looking for a coordinator because Cyni (Crary) was getting overworked."

Crary, the Nolan Center's director, offered E...



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