When Crab was King now open PDF Print
The Baranov Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition When Crab was King: Faces of the Kodiak King Crab Fishery, 1950 - 1982.  Produced by the Kodiak Maritime Museum, the exhibit features twenty-four large format photographic portraits of fishermen, processing workers, coast guardsmen, bartenders, and ordinary people who experienced the King Crab boom in Kodiak.  The images in the portrai exhibit were created by Alf Pryor, a talented Kodiak photographer. A specially designed audio cell phone tour features 24 of the more than 50 three-minute King Crab oral history radio shows produced by the Kodiak Maritime Museum and local radio producer Maggie Wall since 2008.  Visitors will be able to dial a number, enter a number code correlating to a specific portrait, and hear the photo subject talking about their experiences during Kodiak's King Crab heyday.  The audio tour will be available, free, to any cell phone user through September.  The audio tour is hoster by Guide By Cell, a company specializing in museum audio tours.

Download the When Crab was King exhibit catalogue.web here

The exhibit will run at the Baranov Museum from May 7 to June 1, including during the Kodiak King Crab Festival, May 27 - 30.

Funding for the exhibition and audio tour comes from the Alaska Humanities Forum, Alaskan Leader Fisheries Foundation, Alaska State Museums, American Seafoods, Kodiak Historical Society, Kodiak Lions Club, and the Spouses Association of Kodiak.