Events, History, Library Museum, Seward History

Seward Marine Center history on tap for May 24 program

The Institute of Marine Science is a research institution within UAF’s College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Its Seward location has been on the downtown waterfront for nearly 50 years. But how many people really know what goes on there? That’s about to change for people who attend this month’s “Fourth Thursdays: Our History” program at the Seward Community Library Museum on May 24 at 7 p.m. In her presentation, Phyllis Shoemaker will review how UAF’s Institute of Marine Science grew to be the important institution it is today.
Starting with the R/V Acona back in 1969, then the R/V Alpha Helix and today’s R/V Sikuliaq, Seward has long been the homeport for IMS research vessels. The Seward campus includes research lab facilities, warehouse space, long-distance learning space in the K.M. Rae Building, and offices in the Orca building.

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Sponsored by Resurrection Bay Historical Society, the May 24 program in the Community Room is free and open to the public.

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