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“Interesting Little Museum”
Review of The Baranov Museum

The Baranov Museum
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

The Baranov Museum, run by the Kodiak historical society, is housed in a lovely building that's the oldest wooden, Russian-built house in Kodiak. While it covers the history of settlement in the area generally, it also has a particularly good, interactive display about the 1964 tsunami that devastated the area. The museum also has a lovely little gift shop that includes a number of hand carved, hand painted Russian items, including matryoshka (nesting) dolls, along with interesting indigenous craft items and the usual array of books, jewelry, and whatnot, including a nice selection of children's books.

Thank Jan C
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Good size museum that has a nice history of the Kodiak Island and city history. Covers a variety of aspects of life up to the present day. Russian History is covered and well as history since becoming US held. Enjoyed the binders with pictures, many including history of other areas in Alaska.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The Russian history and the fact that this building was a family home was interesting. The staff were informative and the displays interesting.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

History of how the Russian Orthodox Church became an integral part of Kodiak history. The good and the bad.

Thank RAFtexas
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This museum gives dimension to the Russian history of Kodiak. There are a lot of artifacts to look at, but I would have enjoyed it more if the displays gave a bit more context to what I was looking at.

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