Author: Colleen Kelly

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 […]

Doug Capra to present program on Edna Weir

Local historian Doug Capra will give a presentation about Edna Weir for the Fourth Thursdays are History program on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Library Museum community room. Sponsored by Resurrection Bay Historical Society, the event is open to the public. In this presentation, Capra will cover […]

Museum exhibit highlights longtime businesses

Resurrection Bay Historical Society will be hosting the opening of a new Seward Museum exhibit on Thursday, May 28 from 7-8 p.m. The exhibit highlights “Brown & Hawkins” and “Urbachs,” two Seward businesses that have served residents and non-residents alike for 100 years. Please join us for this special event. […]

History program looks at Russian America

For the Fourth Thursday history program at the Seward Community Library Museum on Thursday, April 23, Shannon Kovac, cultural resources specialist at Kenai Fjords National Park, will give an overview of the Russian presence in Resurrection Bay in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Sponsored by Resurrection Bay Historical Society, […]

WWII history is March 26 topic

Tom Osborne will share his passion for local WWII military history in a Thursday, March 26 program starting at 7 p.m. in the Seward Community Library Museum. Osborne, a member of Resurrection Bay Historical Society, will talk about Fort Raymond, Fort McGilvray and other aspects of the military buildup in […]

Get ready for parade for St. Paddy’s Day

Join in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held Tuesday, March 17. We’ll meet at 5 p.m. in the North Harbor Parking Lot and finish decorating our vehicles in preparation for the journey along Fourth Avenue to the downtown district. Keeping with tradition, we’ll toss candy to those watching […]

Feb. 26 history program open to all

If you’re interested in hearing about what was happening in the town of Seward a full century ago, attend Thursday’s program at the Seward Community Library Museum. In 1915 the federal government was gearing up to complete the rail line to Fairbanks. The result was an economic boom for Seward […]

Museum open house this Sunday

Resurrection Bay Historical Society invites the public to their annual Christmas open house from 1 – 4 p.m. this Sunday at the Seward Museum. Members will serve refreshments in the Community Room, while RBHS member Sue McClure will play holiday tunes on the organ across the hall in the museum. […]

Pat Williams’ birthday party is Oct. 20

Pat Williams’ birthday party is Oct. 20

You’re invited to join in the celebration of what would have been Pat Williams’ 105th birthday. There will be a potluck birthday party from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library and Museum at 239 Sixth Avenue. Although Pat Williams died in her […]

Jackie Pels to present program

Jackie Pels will be in Seward this week to attend the Joint Annual Conference of Museums Alaska and Alaska Historical Society. She is among the dozens of speakers presenting papers during the Oct. 1-4 conference hosted by Resurrection Bay Historical Society. Although attendance at the sessions is limited to registered […]

Historians, museum professionals to meet

Lots of folks are helping to get everything ready for the start of the joint annual conference of Museums Alaska and the Alaska Historical Society next week in Seward. More than 190 museum professionals and historians from across the state will be in attendance at the Oct. 1-4 event. Resurrection […]