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History conference registration now open

The Kenai Peninsula is not only beautiful, but it has a fascinating and little known history.  The first local history conference since 1974 is coming to Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna on April 21-22, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration for 150 Years: Kenai Peninsula History Conference is now open online at: www.prattmuseum.org/kenai-peninsula-history-conference-registration/.  The base cost is $50 with discounts for early registration, volunteers, and seniors aged 80 or older; students get in free.  The conference will include presentations by leading historians, anthropologists, linguists, and culture-bearers, as well as movies, exhibits, music, lunch, field trips, and a book fair.  The focus is on the 1800s and the interactions of Native, Russian, and U.S. cultures in this, the Alaska Year of History and Heritage, marking the 150th anniversary of the U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russia.  For more information, check out the web page at www.kenaipeninsulahistory.org, the Facebook page “150 Years: Kenai Peninsula History Conference,” email kenaipeninsulahistory@gmail.com, or phone (907) 460-7554.

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