I went right up to Governor Parnell and introduced myself. I dropped my Uncle Larry's name (the Parnells have had my aunt and uncle over for dinner before). I told him that this was my first Alaska Christmas, and I had just moved from Boston. He asked me about where I'm working so I told him (very proudly) that I'm at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Sandy mentioned that they had been in Boston this summer and had visited John Adams house. They were just lovely.
I highly recommend checking it out in the future if you live in Juneau. We were warned about long lines, but we got there right at 3pm when they opened and waited only 5 minutes to get inside.