The Chief Shakes Tribal House renovation has wrapped for the time being. Construction is complete. The artifacts and house posts still need to make their way from their spot at the museum back to Shakes Island, but Project Manager Todd White says they'll need a good shot of weather for that. So White, and the rest of the renovation crew, will get the holidays off, a vacation well-earned. The crew will start back up in the new year, but at what capacity is still unknown. The project is finally wrapping up. Bring on the Re-dedication.
Greg Knight put together a great piece for KSTK on the status of the project and a recent open house. Click here to check it out.
For a blog post on the canoe workshop put on by the Chilton brothers of the One People Canoe Society, and a complete schedule of events for the May 2013 ceremony, check out the Re-dedication blog.
We're going to need help to pull off this Re-dedication. Hotels have no vacancies and beds are tough to come by in Wrangell. We are looking for people to help house visitors over the weekend of May 3rd & 4th, 2013, or assist with housing in any way. Whether that be renting out your guest place, loaning a spare bed or couch, or volunteering to help organize the Re-dedication housing process, contact WCA.