Slides of ’64 quake featured in March 31 program

Slides from the 1964 Alaska Earthquake will be the focus of this month’s “Thursdays are History” program at the Seward Community Library Museum.

Free and open to the public, the program will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in the community room and will feature slides from Marie Elbe, whose husband Emil, died from a heart attack in the aftermath of the earthquake.

The slides were recently donated to Resurrection Bay Historical Society. With input from community members attending the program, RBHS hopes to gather a detailed description of the images before cataloging them into their permanent collection.


Program attendees will also hear from a letter written by Richard Hedman following the earthquake in which he tells his grandmother of the destruction the community experienced.

Following the program, RBHS will conduct its monthly meeting.


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