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, learn about the four core cultural values of Southeast Alaskan Native cultures, explore Native art exhibits, and take home a Native-crafted souvenir, along with new insights into Southeast Alaskan history.
Visitors can also view three contemporary, monumental art pieces created for the building, representing the three tribes of the region, Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian: two 40-foot exterior panels designed by the internationally celebrated Haida artist Robert Davidson; an enormous house front made by Tsimshian master artist David A. Boxley; and the largest glass screen in the world, made by Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary.
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.