Museum

The George I. Ashby Museum in Copper Center

The George I. Ashby Memorial Museum is housed in two rustic log cabins next to the historic Copper Center Lodge.In the first log building, the visitor can view many historic photos, documents, items from the Kennicott Copper Mine, treasures from “Old Alaska”, and some items reflective of the area’s Native cultural history.

The second log building is dedicated to the 1898 gold rush and is filled with photos and artifacts from that time period.Within the museum are handmade, local items available for purchase, as well as books pertinent to the area’s history.

The museum runs strictly on donations. While admission is free, your donations are welcome, appreciated, and needed. The museum is operated by the Copper Valley Historical Society, a non-profit group of volunteers, who opened the museum in 1984.

Museum Hours:
June 1 – September 15
11 am – 5 pm
7 days a week