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Talkeetna Moose Dropping Festival. Fundraiser for the Talkeetna Historical Society.

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Don't miss this 2009 Talkeetna summer event!
Check out the schedule below to see what's planned for the 2009 Moose Dropping Festival, then print it out, hang it on your 'fridge, and remind yourself daily how much fun is awaiting you on Moose Drop Weekend in Talkeetna, Alaska! Here it goes...



Saturday, July 11th

8:00 - 11:00 am live music
Biscuit & Gravy, or Pancake Breakfast at the VFW

8:30 - 10:00 am
5K Fun Run/Walk Registration, Village Park
(download sign up sheet)

10:30 am
5K Fun Run/Walk, starts on Main Street

11:00 am Moose on Parade
Pre-Parade Check-in, at Talkeetna Christian Center

12 Noon
Festival Parade, Main Street
(download 2008 Parade entry form)

2:10 pm - 2:30 pm
Parade & Race Awards Ceremony


6:00 pm
Moose Dropping Drop, at VFW

Sunday, July 12th

8:00 - 11:00 pm Mountain Mother Contest
Biscuit & Gravy, or Pancake Breakfast at the VFW

12:30 pm
Mountain Mother Contest Registration, at VFW

1:00 pm
Mountain Mother Contest, at VFW



8 am - 6 pm
NPS Talkeetna Ranger Station, B-Street
Photo Exhibits, Book Sales and Mt. McKinley Information

10 am - 6 pm Moose Poop Toss Game
A Festival tradition!

10 am - 6 pm LouAnne's "Kid Zone"
Games & Creativity for children. In the garden of Tales Told Twice.

10 am - 6 pm Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors
In the Village Park, on Main Street, and on D-Street

10 am - 6 pm Talkeetna Historical Society Museum
Visit Talkeetna's first Schoolhouse, Alaska Books & Gifts, Railroad Buildings, Mountaineering Exhibit, Ole Dahl Cabin and other historical buildings on our Historic Walking Tour.
Don't forget to buy a Festival T-Shirt!

(All times and events subject to change.)


News and Events

PICK-CLICK-GIVE to Talkeetna Historical Society

Thanks to all those that gave this year to PickClickGive and chose us! In our first year, we raised $1400. Thank you!

Hours of Operation

SUMMER HOURS: The Museum will be open from 10:00am to 6:00pm 7 days per week from May 12th through September 15th. Admission includes a mountaineering presentation, held daily, at 1:00 pm .

Admission to the Museums 3 buildings is $3.00 per person, though children under 7 years of age and THS members are free.

WINTER HOURS: Sept.16th thru May 12th, OPEN Saturday and Sundays, Noon to 5:00 pm. Please call the Museum to pre-arrange a visit the middle of the week in winter. 733-2487


The Talkeetna Historical Society Board welcomes Sue Deyoe as our new Museum/Historic Sites Manager. We are very excited to have Sue join us!

Link to New Talkeetna Book!

Here is the link about our new book!
Purchase online at:


THS would like to remind people to keep their memberships current. To make sure we have your address on file, if you have questions about your membership being current, or if you would like to become a member now, please call the museum staff for assistance. Click the membership button at the top of the page to pay online via paypal or visa.

Moose Dropping T-shirts!

The Moose Dropping, "100 years of Mountaineering", T-shirts are still available. Shirts are $15.00 each and range from L to XXL in both our ladies sky blue and mens light blue, short sleeve.

Also still available are hunter green, V-neck, ladies, 2013 Mountain Mother T-shirts. Now $10.

Talkeetna. Placed on the national Registerof Historic Places.

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