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The Characteristic Jensen Arctic Museum

Located at the University of West Oregon in Monmouth, Jensen Arctic museum was founded in 1985. Its name comes from Paul Jensen, the founder of the museum. It focuses on the environment and culture of the Arctic region.

The Jensen Arctic museum is one of the two largest museums devoted to Arctic research in the United States. It is also the only Arctic Museum on the west coast of the United States. At the beginning of the museum, there were only 3000 collections in the museum. After years of development and collection, at present, there are more than 5000 collections in the museum, and various exhibitions will be held regularly. The museum exhibits a variety of wildlife living in the Arctic, such as musk ox, wolf, arctic fox, polar bear, brown bear, snow owl, caribou, etc. at the same time, it also shows the history and culture of Alaska Eskimo and Inuit people, such as their clothes, ivory carvings, parkas, jackets made from the skins of sea lions, wolves and polar bears, and anchors made of whale hair Etc.

One of the most popular exhibits in the museum is an 8.2-meter-long wooden frame kayak made of driftwood and walrus skin for hunting. Another large collection in the museum is the traditional Inuit house, which is made of stone, animal skin, whalebone and driftwood.

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