Seward History

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, […]

Museum Day Live! 2017

Museum Day Live! 2017

Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum on Saturday, September 23rd, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm for the first event of our winter season, Museum Day Live! This event, created by Smithsonian Magazine, recognizes the extraordinary power of museums to provide visitors with insight and inspiration, and […]

Poleske explaining cemetery sections to tour participants. Photo: Norma Elletson.

Seward Celebrates Solstice with a Cemetery Tour

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On Wednesday evening, June 21st, 50 Sewardites celebrated the Summer Solstice with a Cemetery Tour.  Cemetery tours have taken place for more than a decade on the Summer Solstice. Local historian Lee Poleske led the event with the competent support of Council Member Sue […]

Solstice Cemetery Tour June 21st

You are invited to join Lee Poleske and Sue McClure for the 12th Annual Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour at 10:30 PM Wednesday June 21st, beginning at the Legion section of the cemetery (behind the Chamber of Commerce). Lee will lead us through selected gravesites, reading the obituaries at each stop. The […]

Historic Glass Bottle Bearing JA Baughman's name. Photo: Michael Hankins

Pioneer Seward Doctor: A Story in Glass Bottles

“Pioneer Seward Doctor: A Story in Glass Bottles” is an essay by Michael Hankins. Mr. Hankins grew up in Alaska and graduated from East High School in Anchorage in 1972. He wrote this essay out of a desire to share his experiences with the current Seward community, and for his children and […]

Looking For Community Members Who Worked on the Tustumena

Looking For Community Members Who Worked on the Tustumena

Seeking interested parties who have worked on or have personal stories about the M/V Tustumena ferry during it’s home port days in Seward, Alaska. The Tusty Story Project is affiliated with the UAF Oral History Collection and the Alaska Marine Highway, and was established to collect and record stories in […]

Ever seen a 32-foot-tall puffin?

Ever seen a 32-foot-tall puffin?

Seward’s newest murals, by master artist Liza McElroy, will be unveiled at Harbor 360 Hotel, 1412 4th Avenue, on Saturday, May 20. On hand for the excitement will be Seward-born author Jackie Pels, with her book Framed by Sea & Sky: Community art in Seward, mural capital of Alaska. Come […]

This photo, found at the Seward Community Library, depicts Hankins' picnic spot during the railroad era.

Seeking Solitude in Seward

Seeking Solitude in Seward is an essay by Michael Hankins depicting the Seward area in the late 1960s. Mr. Hankins grew up in Alaska and graduated from East High School in Anchorage in 1972. He wrote this essay out of a desire to share his experiences with the current Seward community, […]

Education Scholarships Available-Deadline May 1, 2017

Education Scholarships Available-Deadline May 1, 2017

The Friends of the Seward Library Museum is currently accepting applications for the annual Swetmann Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is available to Seward-area students, between the ages of 16-21, who have been schooled in the Seward area for at least two years and carry a current library card. Applicants are […]