History

BOOK SIGNING WITH BETTY ARNETT

BOOK SIGNING WITH BETTY ARNETT

Anchorage storyteller and author, Betty Arnett, will be in Seward for book signings and a meet-and-greet. The Seward Community Library Association, aka Friends of the Seward Library, is sponsoring Betty’s visit. Arriving in Seward, Alaska, from Tennessee, Betty started her volunteer service at the Jesse Lee Home for children as […]

Historic homes demolished

Historic homes demolished

A  home on the Seward Historic Register at 420 Third Ave was demolished today. The original intent of the new owners was to preserve the almost 100-year old historic stucco home exterior and completely renovate the interior. However, as is often the case with older homes, serious problems surfaced from […]

Scholarship award up to $1500

Scholarship award up to $1500

Scholarship opportunity is currently available for Seward-area students, ages 16 to 21, who have been schooled in or near Seward for at least two years and have their own current library card. Applicants for this scholarship must do more than fill out a form. He or she must also demonstrate […]

Boundary monument 112, damaged by river ice, at the Yukon River crossing east of Eagle. Photo by Ned Rozell.

The Thin Line Between Canada and Alaska

by Ned Rozell- Marked by metal cones and a clear-cut swath 20 feet wide, Alaska’s border with Canada is one of the great feats of wilderness surveying. The boundary between Alaska and Canada is 1,538 miles long. The line is obvious in some places, such as the Yukon River valley, […]

Community Book Read and Workshop for Writers, April 21st

Community Book Read and Workshop for Writers, April 21st

Community Book Read and Writers’ Workshop with Libby Fisher Hellman is scheduled for Seward on April 21, 2018. Hellman will read from her recent publication War, Spies and Bobby Sox. This book presents three novellas about women who discover that the tumultuous effects of war were not confined to the […]

A detail of William Dall’s 1870 Alaska map, from “Alaska and its Resources.” 

A Scientist’s View of Alaska, 150 Years Ago

by Ned Rozell- One year before Alaska became part of America, 21-year old William Dall ascended the Yukon River on a sled, pulled by dogs. The man who left his name all over the state was in 1866 one of the first scientists to document the mysterious peninsula jutting toward […]

Seward Historic Preservation Award Nominations Open

Seward Historic Preservation Award Nominations Open

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 […]