Hope - Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum

Billy Miller Leads Tour of Buildings, 2012

Artifact Shed and Sign, 2016

1942 Quonset Hut Theater Open in 2017

Inside Quonset Hut Theater, 2017

Dodge Power Wagon Shelter, 2019

Hope and Sunrise

Historical and Mining Museum

P. O. Box 88

64851 Second Street

Hope, Alaska 99605

Memorial Day - Labor Day, 12 - 4

90 miles south of Anchorage

On the Kenai Peninsula

(907) 885-1240



Pandemic 2021 COVID Plan:

  • 6-foot Social Distancing

  • Sanitation Station by front door (main building)

  • Contact tracing log inside front door (main building)

Feb. 20 Sat 11:30 HSHS Board Meeting

April 24 Sat Museum Quonset Hut

11:30 Lunch Potluck

12:30 Annual Meeting

3:00 Museum Spring Work Party

May 22 Sat 12:00 Museum Open for Season

Sept 6 Sat 4:00 Museum Closed for Winter


This is the year of the Pandemic temporary closures. Some HSHS activities were canceled in March while other things are only tentatively scheduled. Watch this website for updates.

April 7-10 Seward Museum & Seldovia Museums' Workshop:

Caring for Digital Collections


April 25 Hope Museum Outdoor Signs Hung

Motivated by sunny weather, two volunteers hung the signs

May 2 Kenai Peninsula Historical Association Meeting CANCELED

May 9, Sat. 1pm HSHS Annual Meeting: Online Zoom

Museum Grounds Clean-up

YOUR CHALLENGE: Clean any garden patch, your rake + your time

May 23, Sat. Memorial Day Weekend

12 Open: Museum or Grounds Only

Social Hall Program: Invasive Trees,

Maura Schumacher, speaker

CANCELED -- Watch for Online Alternative

YOUR CHALLENGE: Pull European Bird Cherry Trees

July 14, Tues. Ole Tour of Museum and Historic District

Diane Olthuis, tour guide

(Register online with Ole, Anchorage)


July 19, Sun. 11 Wagon Trail Run/Raffle CANCELED

Watch for Virtual Pancake Breakfast

July 25, Sat. 1 Hope and Sunrise Historical Society Board Meeting

Museum Grounds (social distancing)

Aug. 15, Sat. Grinder Bike Race CANCELED

10 Book Talk/Signing with Power Point: Gold Rush Wife

Dr. Rolfe Buzzell, author/speaker

Hope Social Hall

Sept. 7 Mon. 4 Memorial Day: Traditional Close of Museum

Oct. 3, Sat. 10 Kenai Peninsula Historical Association Meeting TENTATIVE

Cooper Landing Historical Society, host


April 18 Hope School students clean Museum buildings

April 23 Tyonek's Tebughna School tour Museum

May 11 10:00 Annual Meeting @ Museum (lunch - your own)

1:00 Museum Grounds Work Party (all welcome)

May 25 10:00 Program: Harry Johnson's Trails (A. Copoulos)

Noon Museum Opens for Summer

July 13 9-12 Outward Bound service event at Museum

July 20 10:00 Program: Guard Station & 1947 Dodge Truck

(Gene Singer)

July 21 11:00 Hope Wagon Trail 5K Run (Hope Social Hall)

July 23-27 Harry Johnson's Trail Brushing (Art Copoulos)

Aug 3 9-12 Outward Bound service event at Museum

Aug 17 10:00 Palmer Creek Race (KMTA Corridor)

TBA Museum Games for Children (Bronwen Wang)

Sept. 2 4:00 Museum Closed for Winter (open on request)

Oct 5 10:00 Kenai Peninsula H A Meet at Hope Social Hall

Speakers: Dr. Buzzell, Scott Sherritt,

Totem Tracers