Walter Soboleff Building
Sealaska Heritage Institute's Walter Soboleff Building is a place where Native people tell the Native story. Visitors to the building can walk through an authentic clan house, listen to an ancient story, and explore exhibits that share knowledge about Southeast Alaska through Native perspectives.
Visitors can also view contemporary, monumental art pieces created for the building, representing the three tribes of the region, Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian: exterior, red metal panels designed by the internationally celebrated Haida artist Robert Davidson; an enormous house front made by Tsimshian master artist David A. Boxley; the largest glass screen in the world, made by Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary, and three, exterior bronze house posts by emerging master artists Stephen Jackson (Tlingit), TJ Young (Haida), and David R. Boxley (Tsimshian).
Before you leave, we hope you browse our Sealaska Heritage Store, where we offer authentic Native art, gifts and souvenirs. Proceeds from store sales and admissions support our cultural programs.