In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sheldon Jackson Museum has changed the way we “deliver” your Hands On order. Educators may still submit requests for orders, however we will not mail the physical objects to you; instead we will set out a display of the objects in your order, and give a presentation to your class on one of these platforms: Zoom, WebEx, or Teams. Thank you for your interest in this wonderful resource for Alaskan educators.
Loaning and Learning
The Hands-On Loan Program provides the chance to learn interactively by borrowing items from the Hands-On collection, a special collection apart from the State of Alaska's permanent collections. The program is free (except for the cost of return shipping) and is open to all Alaska based teachers, students, librarians, home schoolers, and museums.
How It Works
First time participants should read the Program Guide thoroughly.
The Hands-On collection can be browsed and searched from the Gallery page. Items can be selected from the gallery and added to a loan request list, which can be reviewed on the Request page. Loan requests will be processed by staff at the museum and email notifications will be sent to prospective borrowers once decisions are made about their requests. Once a collection has been loaned, it is the responsibility of the borrower to ensure that it remains in its present condition and is returned at the end of the loan period.
Sheldon Jackson Museum
104 College Drive
Sitka, AK 99835