SKAGWAY- The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is seeking local sculptors to provide concept designs for a sculpture that will become the centerpiece of a new “Ton of Goods” exhibit on Broadway, directly across the street from the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park visitor center.
The NPS hopes to contract with the winning contestant to provide a scale model for a large sculpture of a gold rush stampeder that will be installed as part of the agency’s Centennial celebration.
The NPS museum adjacent to the visitor center contained a stampeder with a “Ton of Goods”exhibit. It was removed in fall 2015 to provide space for new museum exhibits that will be installed in late 2016. The NPS plans to replace the indoor Ton of Goods exhibit with an outdoor version, located in the vacant lot on Broadway just north of the historic Martin Itjen house. The planned sculpture will depict a stampeder upon arrival in Skagway in early 1898. The plan for the area includes wooden crates and barrels near the sculpture, interpretive wayside exhibits, and accessible seating. The sculpture will be produced separately from this site plan, but it needs to fit with the overall theme. A copy of the site plan and additional background information can be provided upon request.
Sculptors interested in entering the design contest should submit sketches and/or a model accompanied by concept descriptions before 5 pm on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
The NPS will select the winning entry by March 31, 2016. Please contact Mike Tranel, Superintendent, at (907) 983-9200 with any questions