In September, 2020, the Gastineau Channel Historical Society Board approved a new dues structure (the first adjustment in more than a decade). Expanded levels of membership support a new website and pay portal, as well as the Society’s ability to contribute to history preservation. The revised dues also allow the Society to recognize our exceptional contributors. New dues will appear on the renewal notice members will receive.


ALL members receive:

  • Subscription to the bi-annual Gastineau Heritage Newsletter
  • Discount on admission to Society events
  • Invitations to programs, fundraisers and other events
  • 10% discount on purchase of GCHS publications at Society events

$30 – Individual  

$50 – Family or Business    

$100 – Supporting

$200 Historian – Four benefits above PLUS:  4 passes to the Last Chance Mining Museum

$500Gold Miner – Four benefits listed at top, PLUS: One night for 2 at Sentinel Island Lighthouse*

$1,000Lighthouse Keeper – Four benefits listed at top, PLUS:   Two nights for 2 at Sentinel Island Lighthouse.*

*Monday-Thursday only. Lodgers bring food, bedding. Transportation not included.   For information or reservations: 907.780.4355 or email glrrlg@alaskanet

More info on dues and benefits:

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Thank you, generous contributors, for supporting local history!

2021 Supporters

Gold Miner ($500)
Marshall & Lois Lind
Paulette & Budd Simpson

Historian ($200)
Malin Babcock
Doug Boddy
George Bonnett
Allison E.Browne
Paula Johnson
Gladi Kulp & Jon Pond
Bill Leighty & Nancy Waterman
Mark & Esther Millea
Jean Overstreet
Kristie Swanson

Supporting ($100)
Mary Tanaka & Joe Abo
Tom & Shelia Barrett
Fred & Janet Baxter
George Danner III
Bill Diebels Sr.
Kay & Gordon Epperly
Sharon & Kenneth Gill
Gary Gillette & Renee Hughes
Hugh & Shari Grant
Dee Grummett
Roger & Karleen Grummett
Arland & Bina Harris
Don & Alma Harris
Nancy Hixson
Steve & Kaye Houlihan
Sarah Isto & Gordon Harrison
Wayne & Rita Jensen
Sharon Kelly
Jean Kline
Joyce Landingham
Geoff & Marcy Larson
Ronald & Val Lind
Don Madsen
Doug & Shauna Murray
Virginia Palmer
Jeff & Leanne Pilcher
Judy Robinson
Tim Satre
Carol E. Scafturon
Laury Scandling
Anne G. Schultz
George Shaw
Gerald & Janet Shaw
Jim & Jackie Triplette
Beth Weldon
Jetta Whittaker & Rob Steedle

GCHS recognizes those who contribute more than their membership dues. This extra level of commitment enables the Society to serve its membership better and to respond to unique opportunities such as participating in purchase of the Sydney Laurence paintings, “Early Morning, Juneau, Alaska,” and “Bend in the River” by Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The Society also supported “The Empty Chair” project to recognize the internment of SE Alaskan Japanese-Americans during WW II. GCHS contributed $5,000 to each. GCHS also contributed $2,000 to restoration of the Treadwell Salt Water Pump House; $2,500 to the William Seward statue; $2,000 (half from the Last Chance Mining Museum) to the Treadwell Society for stabilization of the New Treadwell Office Building. In 2017, GCHS donated $650 to Juneau-based panels recognizing Alaska’s Sesquicentennial and, in 2019, $1,900 to print “Tales of a Territorial Childhood.”  Thanks to your patronage, GCHS last year was able to develop our new website: