Museums Day

A wooden replica of James Wickersham watches over the Wickersham House Museum in Pioneer Park during a celebration of the judge's 159th birthday in 2016.

Several Fairbanks museums and visitors centers will open their doors Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. for the 20th Museums Day, a day in which Fairbanks residents and visitors can tour the facilities for free.

The 20th anniversary of Museums Day will be highlighted by free walking tours of the Clay Street Cemetery by Joan Skillbred and Aldean Kilbourn of the Fairbanks Genealogical Society. The tours are between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and attendees are asked to meet at the Clay Street gate to the cemetery.

Included in this year’s open tours are Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St.; Fairbanks Community and Dog Mushing Museum, 535 Second Ave., upstairs in Co-op Plaza; Creamer’s Field, 1300 College Road; Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, and the museums therein; and Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery, 1150 Wilbur St.

Guests should look for blue and yellow balloons marking the venues and are encouraged to pick up a map of participating locations.