By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Record museum visitor count, but low gift shop sales at the Nolan Center


November 1, 2023

Caroleine James / Wrangell Sentinel

Nolan Center Director Cyni Crary displays some of the gift shop's new nonfiction reads on Friday, Oct. 27. The facility's gift shop is the "best bookstore in town," she said.

Now that the tourist season has come to a close, the Nolan Center looks back on a successful year as it prepares for a winter of community events and holiday festivities.

In 2023, the Nolan Center had a record year for tour visitors and museum pass sales. Museum passes brought in around $13,000 more than what Nolan Center Director Cyni Crary had anticipated, for a total of around $50,000.

The center is also on track to meet or exceed its projected $15,000 in event revenues.

"We're booked," said Crary. Income from events at the facility "definitely increased a lot."

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