History

The Last Ferry

The Last Ferry

The Last Ferry is an autobiographical 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, and […]

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 […]

KMTA welcomes public to April 12 Board Meeting

The spring board meeting for the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is open to the public. KMTA is a non-profit organization that encourages discovery of the story of our glacially-carved corridor through grassroots grants and community partnerships. The Board will meet at the Anchor Inn in Whittier Wednesday, April […]

Celebrate Seward’s Day Thursday, March 30

Celebrate Seward’s Day Thursday, March 30

The Resurrection Bay Historical Society is hosting a 1-hour slideshow by Author Michael Dunham followed by light refreshments. The lecture will cover William H Seward, Tzar Alexander II, General Jefferson Davis and Tlingit leader Koh’klux, and their roles in the US acquisition of Russian America. The event will take place in […]

Dichotomies at the Valdez Glacier

Dichotomies at the Valdez Glacier

By Allison Sayer for City News – The stunning Valdez Glacier Lake lies at the end of the unvarnished “Glacier Haul Dump Road.” Junkyards and an old asbestos dump line the gravel road. A glacial moraine is, after all, a huge pile of rocks and gravel. It is an extremely […]

Salmon Forum Thursday April 13th

Salmon Forum Thursday April 13th

There will be a Salmon Forum Thursday, April 13th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Seward Community Library. Please join us for an informational forum to discuss the biology, history, economics, and general status of Resurrection Bay salmon stocks (including Bear Lake). Forum guest speakers will include Jay Baumer […]

History conference registration now open

History conference registration now open

The Kenai Peninsula is not only beautiful, but it has a fascinating and little known history.  The first local history conference since 1974 is coming to Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna on April 21-22, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration for 150 Years: Kenai Peninsula History Conference […]

KMTA encourages new round of community grants

KMTA encourages new round of community grants

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTA) is seeking grant applications for 2017 and 2018. Grants are meant to enable community groups to accomplish projects that strengthen heritage area identity and cultural resources at the grassroots. Past grants have supported a range of projects including support for local museums, book […]

The Nightingale Author Event Saturday @ 4 p.m.

The Nightingale Author Event Saturday @ 4 p.m.

Are you ready? Read the book? Books are still available at the front desk of the library. Come join in on the discussion of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. A prolific writer, Ms. Hannah has authored over 20 books. The Nightingale is her first historical novel and has been on […]

The Nightingale, Community Book Read, March 4th

The Nightingale, Community Book Read, March 4th

Do you have your book in hand yet? Read the book already? We are getting ready for the Community Book Read event with author Kristin Hannah calling in to discuss her best seller, The Nightingale. Limited books are available at the library front desk, or on the library catalog. “Named […]