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The Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum features educational and exciting displays and exhibits focusing on the events & people that turned the city to what it is now.

As Nome?s only museum, people who would like to know more about the city can visit it along Front Street. It tells the fascinating history of the Nome Gold Rush including the Three Lucky Swedes? discovery of gold in 1898, the Wyatt Earp?s arrival in 1899, and the gold rush of 40,000 People to Nome in 1900. Visitors to the Museum will also be able to learn about the formation of the Nome Kennel Club the first long distance sled dog race, the All Alaska Sweepstake, and the lifestyles and art of the Bering Strait Eskimo.

For visitors who want to explore artistic culture of the city, the Museum features the photography of a talented Nome photographer, George Sabo. Entitled ?Millennial Faces,? it is an evolving exhibit that has gotten quite popular with the locals as it places people of the Bering Strait region among exquisite landscape Seward Peninsula images.

All in all, the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, presentation of different events and people of Nome. In doing so, it further acts to promote and educate, everyone, including students, locals, and visitors.
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