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President Obama to visit Anchorage and Seward

President Obama to visit Anchorage and Seward

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary August 28, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, August 31, the President will travel to Anchorage, Alaska. While in Anchorage, the President will participate in a roundtable with Alaska Natives and address the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference. GLACIER will convene foreign ministers from Arctic nations […]

August 28, 2015 ·
Another President Comes to Seward, Alaska

Another President Comes to Seward, Alaska

by Doug Capra © 2015 The following is excerpted from Doug Capra’s book, The Spaces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords (© 2014) published by the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area with Ember Press. This excerpt just covers his time in Seward. For the complete story, check out the book. Warren G. Harding’s trip to […]

August 26, 2015 ·
Local Officials Stay Tightlipped about Presidential Visit

Local Officials Stay Tightlipped about Presidential Visit

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — When then President Warren G. Harding arrived in Seward on July 13, 1923 aboard the U.S.S. Henderson, people knew his itinerary and welcomed him at the dock. Historic photographs show President Harding standing on the platform of an Alaska Railroad (Alaska Northern Railway Co.) passenger car with a crowd gathered around. More than the […]

August 26, 2015 ·

Secretary Kerry to Visit Anchorage 

Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 25, 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Anchorage, Alaska on August 30 to host the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER). During GLACIER, Secretary Kerry will lead and participate in sessions focused on changes in the Arctic and the global implications […]

August 25, 2015 ·

President Obama Scheduled to Visit Seward

SEWARD, Alaska – According to an article published this morning from Alaska Dispatch News, President Barack Obama will be visiting Seward, Alaska Tuesday September 1st.  He is scheduled to arrive in Alaska on August 31. For more information, see this article at adn.com: http://www.adn.com/article/20150824/white-house-obamas-alaska-visit-will-include-seward-dillingham-and-kotzebue

August 24, 2015 ·

Join RBHS to celebrate Founder’s Day on August 28

FOUNDER’S DAY EVENTS AGENDA Music, refreshments and lots of prizes await those who come by the library/museum on Friday, August 28 to help Resurrection Bay Historical Society celebrate the 112th anniversary of Seward’s Founding. Also featured will be recognition of Seward retailer Urbach’s and the Alaska Railroad. Both are 100 years old this year. The celebration begins at 1:00 p.m. […]

August 24, 2015 ·
Book Signing with historian Doug Capra August 14

Book Signing with historian Doug Capra August 14

Book Signing with historian Doug Capra Seward Community Library & Museum Friday, August 14 1-3PM Seward historian & author, Doug Capra, will be signing his book “The Saces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords” at the Seward Museum. The book is a colorful collection of articles and stories about the people and pioneers that helped to […]

August 13, 2015 ·

Art Walk in the Garden Awards

Friends of the Seward Library and the Garden Fairies wish to thank all of the community that stopped by during the Art Walk in the Garden event this last Friday! Thanks also to Nan Thompson and her sewing friends for the donations of the many ‘Fiber Art’ pieces and the individuals that gave. Over $600 was raised that will be […]

August 11, 2015 ·
Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Art Walk in the Garden this Friday

Enjoy a walk through the finest flower garden in Seward during this month’s First Friday festivities. The Seward Community Library Association will be hosting 13 pieces of fiber art in the garden located on the south side of the Seward Community Library & Museum (corner of 6th and Adams). Proceeds from sale of the artwork will go towards maintaining and […]

August 5, 2015 ·
New mural adds touch of Seward’s past to Chamber building

New mural adds touch of Seward’s past to Chamber building

A bright Seward Mural Society mural commemorating the 50th anniversary of the ’64 Good Friday Earthquake and Tsunami that devastated Seward, was recently mounted on the front wall of the Seward Chamber of Commerce building.  It brightens the grey exterior wall of the newly-renovated building, complemented by colorful flower arrangements. Seward artist Carla Rogers’ 4’x8′ mural was painted by volunteers at the […]

August 4, 2015 ·
Friends of the Seward Community Library Award Local Scholarships

Friends of the Seward Community Library Award Local Scholarships

The Seward Community Library Association, a.k.a. Friends of the Seward Community Library, are excited to announce this year’s winners of the annual Swetmann Scholarship. Since 1978, the Friends of the Seward Community Library has offered college scholarships to Seward area youth pursuing academic education or vocational training after high school. The scholarship is named for Viola Swetmann, founder of the […]

July 28, 2015 ·
Museum Assessment Public Reception July 29

Museum Assessment Public Reception July 29

Museum Assessment Program Press Release – The Seward Community Library & Museum has the honor of housing and caring for the unique collections of the Resurrection Bay Historical Society and the Seward Community Library Association. In order to better serve as stewards of these local history and heritage materials, we are participating in an Organizational Assessment as part of the […]

July 20, 2015 ·

Seward Tsunami lives again in Waves Over Seward documentary

If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day in Seward, or just have a interest in history, make your way to the viewing of Waves Over Seward, a documentary that features footage of the disaster of the Good Friday earthquake that shook Alaska to its core and set Seward, Alaska on fire. March 27, 1964, the […]

July 16, 2015 ·
Book Signing at the Museum July 23

Book Signing at the Museum July 23

Book Signing at the Museum Thursday, July 23rd from 3-5pm Seward author and historian, Doug Capra, will be at the Seward Museum on Thursday, July 23rd from 3-5pm to sign copies of his book:  “The Spaces Between: Stories from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords.” The book is a captivating collection of stories about the pioneers that populated Alaska’s […]

July 14, 2015 ·
Museum is now open Sundays!

Museum is now open Sundays!

New Summer Sunday Museum Hours! The Resurrection Bay Historical Society (RBHS) volunteers will open the Museum on Sunday’s, from 1-5 pm through the rest of the summer season.  We at the Library Museum thank the RBHS volunteers for assisting the City to keep the museum open for our visitors  and residents  on a day the museum is not regularly staffed […]

July 10, 2015 ·
National Heritage Area Group Installs New Sign

National Heritage Area Group Installs New Sign

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm “Discover the Story” sign was installed recently at MP 12.3 at the Snow River pull-out on the Seward Highway just in time to welcome directors of other National Heritage Areas from around the nation who visited Seward during a regional conference. The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is becoming more widely known and a source of pride […]

June 8, 2015 ·

Nominations for local historic preservation efforts accepted now!

2015 Historic Preservation Award Nominations for local historic preservation efforts accepted now!   This annual award recognizes local preservation efforts and encourages community understanding and appreciation of Seward’s history. For over 100 years, many Seward citizens have enriched our sense of place and community.  Without the hard work and civic pride of those that came before us, Seward would not […]

May 28, 2015 ·
Founding Board Member of Heritage Conservation Group Retires

Founding Board Member of Heritage Conservation Group Retires

By Rick Smeriglio for SCN — Jim Richardson of Cooper Landing and Anchorage retired from the board of the Community Association of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area after having served since its establishment in 2009. Mr. Richardson loved the mountains between Indian, Hope, Cooper Landing, Seward and Whittier and worked to foster increased appreciation of the region. In […]

May 26, 2015 ·
Seward veterans perform the Three-Gun Salute on Memorial Day 2015. Heidi Zemach photo.

Memorial Day marked in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The rain let up by late morning Monday, May 25th at the American Legion Cemetery in Seward as a couple hundred Seward residents sang the national anthem, bowed their heads for prayers, and remembered the sacrifice of veterans who died fighting wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea and WWI and WWII. Gleaming white wooden crosses […]

May 25, 2015 ·
Jujiro Wada musical preview and cultural event graces Seward stage

Jujiro Wada musical preview and cultural event graces Seward stage

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – More than 50 Japanese performers of all ages from the Mikan Ichiza Playgroup Musical filled the stage of Seward Auditorium for a school performance Wednesday afternoon, sponsored by the Asian Alaskan Cultural Center. The performance highlighted an upcoming performance of the Japanese musical Chasing the Aurora: The Samurai Musher- The tale of Jujiro Wada from […]

May 1, 2015 ·
What is tatting?

What is tatting?

May 1st, during the First Friday Art Walk, tatting will be the center of activity for folks at A Flyin’ Skein. The history of tatting goes back 2000 years to fisherman using shuttles and heavy cord to weave nets. Through the ages fisherman and sailors passed these knots on. With lace making or tatting, the shuttles are smaller, the threads […]

April 29, 2015 ·
Thanks to community, used book sale a success

Thanks to community, used book sale a success

The Friends of the Seward Library would like to thank the community for the support for the used book sale on Saturday! The turn out was great and books left the building by the bags full! Children’s and junior/young adult books were popular as free. Many smiling faces with books clutched tight left the sale. Thank you also to the […]

April 21, 2015 ·
Fair sailing to Seward couple who are leaving town after 58 years

Fair sailing to Seward couple who are leaving town after 58 years

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Friends and neighbors said a sad, fond farewell to Monty and Florita Richardson, two longtime Seward residents in their mid-90s who have touched generations of people since moving to Seward 58 years ago. The goodbye reception took place at AVTEC this week, practically on the very spot where the old school he once taught […]

April 19, 2015 ·
Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

Calling all bibliophiles, the tomes are waiting

INTO THE LAST HOUR OF OUR BOOK SALE!! BOOK BONANZA TIME. BAG OR BOX OF BOOKS FOR $2. OPEN UNTIL 4PM The Used Book Sale is ready! Come on over to the Community Room of the Seward Library Museum and browse the tomes we have waiting. Coffee will be on, snacks out, kids corner open so moms and dads can […]

April 17, 2015 ·
Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Friends of the Seward Library are having the first used books sale in the new facility! All proceeds go to library programs. Saturday, April 18, 2015. There is still time to bring us your used books! (If you do it soon!) Seeking volunteers to help with our sale. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48afaa2ca5f85-used See our website for more information: www.friendsofsclm.org The used books are […]

April 7, 2015 ·

How Seward got Its Name

http://www.youralaskalink.com/politics/special-interest/Heard-it-in-the-Halls–298100531.html

April 2, 2015 ·