Author: Colleen Kelly

History program looks at boats that delivered the mail

Historian and author Penelope Goforth is featured speaker for this month’s “Thursdays: Our History” program sponsored by Resurrection Bay Historical Society. Goforth will talk about the mailboats SS Dora and SS Starr, which sailed the waters from Seward to Unalaska almost a century ago with the mission of delivering mail […]

Iditarod Trail is topic of March 22 program

This month’s “Fourth Thursdays: Our History” program at the Seward Community Library Museum on Thursday, March 22 will feature Lee Poleske, historian and former director of the Seward Museum. For his 7 pm program, Poleske will look into the various ways people utilized the Iditarod Trail during the summer months. […]

Jan. 25 program looks into 1946 tragedy

Lee Poleske, local historian, will be featured speaker for this month’s “Fourth Thursdays: Our History” program on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Seward Community Library and Museum. Poleske will delve into the mystery of a tragic story of a 1946 airplane crash that led to the deaths of two Seward […]

Pictorial Atlas of Seward History Program November 16

Pictorial Atlas of Seward History Program November 16

This month’s history program at the Seward Library Museum on Thursday, Nov. 16 will give details about how a historical atlas of downtown Seward came to fruition. Resurrection Bay Historical Society has invited Kenai Fjords National Park archaeologist Patrick Lewis to explain the efforts that went into producing a 185-page […]

Oct. 26 program looks at local history

Resurrection Bay Historical Society will kick off its winter monthly lecture series “Fourth Thursdays: Our History” with a program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library Museum. Dr. Fred E. Woods, professor in the College of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, […]

Celebrate Founders’ Day on Aug. 28

Celebrate Founders’ Day on Aug. 28

Resurrection Bay Historical Society invites everyone to join in the annual celebration of Founders’ Day from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28 in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library Museum on the corner of Sixth and Adams. The event honors the stalwart people who landed on what is now […]

Jackie Pels to sign books

Author and historian Jackie Pels will be at the Seward Museum this Sunday to sign her latest book, “Framed by Sea & Sky: Community art in Seward, mural capital of Alaska.” The museum will be open from 1 – 5 p.m. Stop by and chat with the author of the […]

Doug Capra to talk about artist Rockwell Kent

Resurrection Bay Historical Society’s “Fourth Thursdays: Our History” program this month features a presentation by Seward historian and author Doug Capra starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27 in the Library Museum’s Community Room. The event is free and open to the public. Capra is under contract to publish a […]

Celebrate Seward’s Day at March 30 program

Celebrate Seward’s Day at March 30 program

Join Resurrection Bay Historical Society and celebrate the community’s namesake with a program at the Seward Community Library Museum on Seward’s Day – Thursday, March 30. Open to the public, the program starts at 7 p.m. in the Community Room and will be followed by light refreshments. Michael Dunham, author […]

St. Paddy’s Day parade this Friday

Help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Friday by meeting at the North Harbor Parking Lot at 5 p.m. to decorate your car or pickup truck with some “wearing of the green.” Once all is assembled, we’ll crank up the car stereo and play Irish tunes as we drive on Fourth […]

Kenny Blatchford to give program

Kenny Blatchford will give this month’s program for “Fourth Thursdays are History” on April 28 at the Seward Community Library Museum. He will talk about the history of Alaska Natives in the local area and provide historical highlights of the Seward vicinity. Free and open to the public, the presentation […]

St. Paddy’s Day parade

It’s that special time of the year – St. Patrick’s Day — when certain folks in Seward pull out their green balloons and shamrocks before heading down to the parking lot in the harbor just south of NAPA. We meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 17 and start decorating our […]