Fairbanks Welcomes a New Cultural Center

Built through a partnership of both Alaska Native and non-Native organizations


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The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center
www.morristhompsoncenter.org
www.explorefairbanks.com

 

Last month, Fairbanks cut the ribbon on a visitor center to help bridge the diverse cultures of Interior Alaska. The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, built through a partnership of both Alaska Native and non-Native organizations, encourages visitors to explore the unique cultures of the Interior and learn more about travel opportunities in Interior Alaska.

The facility, which opened its doors to guests in late September, is located on the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks and will house the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau; Denakkanaaga, an Alaska Native Elders gathering area; the Alaska Geographic Store; and cultural programs for the Tanana Chiefs Conference. Exhibit construction is currently underway and expected to be unveiled in May 2009.

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