Klondike Seattle's museum collections are largely comprised of gold mining tools and equipment, diaries, journals, and other items from stampeders on their way to and from the goldfields. Some highlights of the collections include:
- The Hielscher Collection, a cache of one man's fascinating experiences in the Klondike donated in his traveling steamer trunk
For more information on Klondike's collections, please contact Brooke Childrey, museum curator, at 360-569-6784.
Search through various databases to find genealogical information, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other resource information:
"The stores are ablaze with Klondike goods; men pass by robed in queer garments; ... teams of trained dogs, trotting about with sleds; men with packs upon their backs, and a thousand and one thing which are of use in the Klondike trade." - The Seattle Daily Times, 1897
For in-depth information about Seattle during and after the Klondike Gold Rush view the online version of Hard Drive to the Klondike: Promoting Seattle During the Gold Rush. This out-of-print publication was prepared for the National Park Service as a historic resource study for the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in November 1998.
Last updated: February 25, 2020