1) To honor mining leaders, miners, geologists, mining engineers, prospectors, educators, and other individuals who have helped Alaska prosper and become recognized as a mineral resource State by their contributions to the development, advancement, and improvement of mining in Alaska.
2) To perpetuate the memory of mining pioneers through dissemination of thier achievements in the AMHF newsletter and on the website, and to display evidence of their contributions in public facilities.
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The Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Foundation (AMHF) was incorporated as an Alaskan nonprofit organization on April 27th, 1997. The Foundation's principle mission is to honor Alaska's mining pioneers. The AMHF believes that these individuals should be known, understood, and appreciated for their contributions to the development of the Territory and subsequently the State of Alaska.
Since 1997, 93 pioneers have been inducted into the AMHF. There are 11 Board of Directors. Tom Bundtzen is President. The Acting Secretary is Curt Freeman. Karl Hanneman is Treasurer. Chuck Hawley serves as the Chair of the Honors Committee. Mary Nordale chairs the Facilities Committee. Wallace McGregor Chairs the Fund-Raising Committee.
The organization publishes a newsletter, 'The 'Paysteak', generally twice a year. The Paysteak contains biographic sketches of our new inductees and also informs others of the organization's activities, and lists the Board members and officers. We also release biographic sketches of AMHF Inductees on the website alaskamininghalloffame.org.
The AMHF has two induction ceremonies each year, one in Anchorage during November, and the others during the spring--either in Fairbanks or Juneau. In April, 2014 an induction ceremony will be held at the museum in Fairbanks. Mike Stepovich will be inducted into the AMHF. All of our inductee ceremonies have been well-attended.
In 2013 the AMHF opened the doors of the museum at 825 1st Avenuein Fairbanks, Alaska. The museum is open to the public 5-6 days per week during summer months and available for winter functions and school tours.
Pick.Click.Give. will help keep the doors open to the museum as well as help pay for the cost of publishing our newletter, 'Paystreak'.