Author: Colleen Kelly

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 […]

Pat Williams passes away

Pat Williams, a well-known and beloved Seward resident who lived here for most of her 104 years, died in her sleep early the morning of Sept. 18, 2014. The past nine years she had lived in Anchorage with her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Glenn Erickson. Seward City Council had […]

You’re invited to Founders’ Day

Celebrate the anniversary of Seward’s founding at the open house from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Seward Community Library Museum on the corner of Sixth and Adams. The Resurrection Bay Historical Society will serve cake and light refreshments at this annual event that recalls the establishment of a […]

Celebrate Founders’ Day on Aug. 28

There will be cake and light refreshments at this year’s celebration of Seward’s Founders’ Day – an annual event that recalls the establishment of a railroad town at the head of Resurrection Bay on Aug. 28, 1903. Resurrection Bay Historical Society invites the public to join the festivities marking the […]

Phonograph is topic of Feb. 25 historical program

If you’ve visited the Seward Museum, you’ve likely seen the century-old phonograph player in the living room exhibit. Just how does it work? What’s the difference between an Edison and a Victrola? Are they the same as a gramophone? What are phonograph wax cylinders? These and other questions will be […]