History

Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

Local Non-profit and Government Agencies Cooperate to Dedicate Info Sign Honoring L.V. Ray

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – Under auspiciously clearing skies after days of rain, the local directing group of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm, National Heritage Area (KMTANHA), along with the National Park Service and the US Forest Service, dedicated an interpretive sign near L. V. Ray Peak in Moose Pass, Alaska on Tuesday, August 26. A small crowd gathered at […]

by · August 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·

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 railroad town at the head of Resurrection Bay on Aug. […]

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Dan Seavey Book Signing Event

Dan Seavey Book Signing Event

  Meet legendary musher and Seward local Dan Seavey for a book signing at the Kenai Fjords National Park Information Center.  August 22, 9 AM to 12 PM.

by · August 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·

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 111th anniversary of the arrival of the landing party from […]

by · August 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to Visit Seward

SEWARD, ALASKA – On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Seward Friends of the Library and the Seward Art Council will co-host athlete, author, speaker, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the Seward Community Library Museum at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged more […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Capra Book Signing, Q&A, Tonight at the Library

Join us for an evening of stories, history and people. The Friends of the Seward Library will be having a book signing and Q&A with local author/historian Doug Capra. Doug is launching his new book, The Spaces Between, Stories From the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords. Starts at 6:30 pm for the Friends membership, this is a benefit of […]

by · August 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Doug Capra’s Seward history focuses on local stories

Doug Capra’s Seward history focuses on local stories

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News –   Some view history as events shaped by war, politics, and presidents, and view common people’s experiences as simply the byproducts of those events. Not Seward historian Doug Capra, who has a new book coming out on the stories about some of the most interesting pioneers to grace the region, and other things […]

by · August 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Jesse Lee prime candidate for historic renovation and LEEDs certification

Jesse Lee prime candidate for historic renovation and LEEDs certification

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The 86-year old Jesse Lee Orphanage, which sits on prime City land above Seward and has been abandoned and vandalized since the ’64 earthquake, would be a great candidate for National Historic Building designation and LEEDS energy certification, said Barbara Campagna, an architect from BAC/A&P (Architecture and Planning). It’s an architecture and planning […]

by · August 6, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Council agrees to sell Jesse Lee, hears lagoon concerns

Council agrees to sell Jesse Lee, hears lagoon concerns

Heidi Zemach for SCN - Friends of Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) members celebrated, and filmed themselves talking about their victory at Monday night’s meeting after the Seward City Council agreed to transfer the old national historic building orphanage and land upon which it sits to their organization for “less than the appraised value,” meaning for practically nothing except closing costs. Meanwhile, […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Celebrate Alaska Nellie’s birthday

Celebrate Alaska Nellie’s birthday

Come celebrate Alaska Nellie’s Birthday at the Seward Senior Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 31. This event is held in remembrance of Alaska Nellie, a vibrant historical figure and pioneer roadhouse operator instrumental in the continuing construction of the Alaska Central Railway, a relationship that carried right on through to the days of the modern Alaska Railroad. […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Friends of the Seward Library have new website

The Seward Community Library Association, SCLA, (a/k/a Friends of the Seward Library) has a new website. The community is invited to take a look at our new site and sign up for our newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening at the Library and Museum. We also invite the community to become a ‘Friend’ of the Seward Library by […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Finding Bethany, author Glen Klinkhart book signing June 6

Finding Bethany, author Glen Klinkhart book signing June 6

Adults and teens are invited to complete their June 6 First Friday art walk at the Seward Community Library Museum, where author and former Anchorage Police Department Detective Glen Klinkhart will lead a short discussion about his new true crime memoir, “Finding Bethany.” A book signing will follow. Friends of the Library members can get early access to the author […]

by · June 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Glen Klinkhart booking signing with Q&A, June 6

Glen Klinkhart booking signing with Q&A, June 6

Adults and teens are invited to complete their June 6 First Friday art walk at the Seward Community Library Museum, where author and former Anchorage Police Department Detective Glen Klinkhart will lead a short discussion about his new true crime memoir, “Finding Bethany.” A book signing will follow. Friends of the Library members can get early access to the author […]

by · May 28, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·

Drop by the library today

Friday, May 23, 2014 is Patty Linville’s last day as Director of the Seward Community Library Museum. During regular hours at the library, the community is invited to drop by and say farewell. View flyer here

by · May 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·

LOOKING FOR OLD PHOTOS

FOR SEWARD FOLKS LIVING IN OR OUT OF STATE Does anyone have photos of clean up in Seward during the week or so after the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake? Photos of the honey bucket truck, soldiers with their Bunny Boots standing guard, people being fed at the high school, city offices or civil defense offices with people in the hospital […]

by · April 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Historic Preservation Commission Seeks Public Input

Historic Preservation Commission Seeks Public Input

What is important to you as community members of this community? How do we maintain history and character of our community while still promoting our independent ways? On the evening of Tuesday, April 22, the Seward Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) along with Nuka Research & Planning Group out of Seldovia, met with a small group of local community members to […]

by · April 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
TONIGHT: LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

TONIGHT: LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

The Seward Historic Preservation Commission invites you to attend a discussion on revising the Historic Preservation Plan.  Come join us on Tuesday April 22, at 6:30PM at the library museum. Refreshments will be provided. Join us, share your ideas, and tell us how you would like to see the character of Seward’s history preserved. If you are unable to attend, […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
50 Years of Tremors

50 Years of Tremors

SEWARD, Alaska – By Alexis De Leon For Seward City News – In memoriam of the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 It had been a long wait for winter to end, when the sun finally peaked out over the snowed covered mountains, waking up the citizens of Alaska, March 27, 1964. The weekend was well under way as cheerful Alaskans […]

by · March 27, 2014 · 1 comment ·