Sitkans Come Together to Save Campus

Sitka, a town of just 8,900 residents, has put in 23,000+ volunteer hours to revitalize the Sheldon Jackson Campus. This is the story of a community coming together, working toward a common goal: transforming the place into a vibrant, world-class campus.

Allen Memorial Hall was built in 1911, and it is an iconic part of this National Historic Landmark (a model of the building even became part of the White House’s Save America’s Treasures Christmas display.)

Even so, this building has faced the threat of demolition more than once throughout its history. In 2001, the Sheldon Jackson College began a restoration project that never got finished. As new owners of the Campus, the Sitka Fine Arts Camp has launched an effort to revitalize these buildings, and finish the restoration of Allen Hall.

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