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This Month: A Historic Walking Tour and a Dia de los Muertos Exhibit

October 02, 2017

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit beautiful Ketchikan, and to take advantage of the opportunity to explore and learn more about our town. One of the best ways to do this is to join the historic two-mile walking tour. You’ll visit 25 points of interest - all of them located within easy walking distance from downtown. The walk takes about two hours, and includes a stroll through Creek Street, Ketchikan’s museum and library (housed in the same building), Saxman Native Village, Totem Bight State Park, Ketchikan Creek and Falls, the Eagle Center, and the Deer Mountain Hatchery.

For less strenuous activity combined with fascinating cultural imagery, visit the Main Street Gallery. From October 7 - 28, the gallery will host its “El Dia de los Muertos” exhibit. The Day of the Dead annual celebration is always the first day of November. The holiday originated in Mexico, where the living celebrate the lives of their beloved dead with offerings of food and drink, along with parties and festivals in their honor. This exhibit will feature art fashioned from two and three-dimensional media, and will include both traditional and non-traditional themes. For details, call (907) 225-2211.