History

Harding Icefield excursion, circa 1982. Photo by Keith Knighten

Exit Glacier Area Local History Project

Are you interested in finding out how the Exit Glacier area was used prior to it becoming part of Kenai Fjords National Park? Join Kenai Fjords National Park staff on Friday, October 5 at 6:30pm in the Seward Community Library for an update on an oral history project that recorded the uses of the […]

Seward Senior Center honors Alaska Nellie

Seward Senior Center honors Alaska Nellie

Seward honored one our most famous pioneer women ‘Alaska Nellie’ at a Strawberry Shortcake birthday party, July 23, at the Seward Senior Center. Alaska Nellie was famous for many things but amongst them all was her homegrown strawberries. She always invited everyone for a Strawberry feast at her annual birthday […]

Got Your Tile?

Got Your Tile?

The deadline is fast approaching it have your Tribute Tile on the wall of the new Library Museum (see ad on the right here on SCN). Deadline date of June 1, 2012 was set by the building committee working to raise funds for the project. The Tribute Tiles are beautifully […]

SEWARD ALASKA 1947 continued

Heres some more photos of Seward and the Seward highway about 1947, taken by George Daniels,George lives in Florida, if you would like to contact him, his E-Mail is  “FGG50YRS@GMAIL.COM, he would love to hear from you,or E-Mail me at  ‘ DONUTSDOO@YAHOO.COM”,  HOPE YOU ENJOY THE PICTURES. Bruce Wollison

Iditarod Historic Trail Statue Unveiled

Iditarod Historic Trail Statue Unveiled

By Heidi Zemach for SCN It could not have been a finer day for a historic dedication ceremony Thursday, May 3rd. The sun was out in the brisk afternoon, flocks of seagulls flew overhead squawking, and from within the Alaska SeaLife Center nearby could be heard the barks of sealions. […]

Seward Alaska: Through Young Eyes

Dear Friends, In my first/second grade classroom at Seward Elementary School, we are beginning a unit on Seward history.  As many of you know, the museum is already being packed up for its move into the new building! We hope that community members will help fill the gaps in our studies […]

New Bits of History

Lee’s latest ‘Bits of History’ is out!  This episode short is about Chamberlain Road.  Did you know where it was at?  And did you know about the man it was named after?  Watch the Chamberlain Bits of History and learn something new. We are open to comments and suggestions for […]

Divide Ski Area Gets Makeover

Divide Ski Area Gets Makeover

Seward’s premier groomed ski trail has been significantly improved over the past few months. The Divide Ski Trail at Mile 12 has been maintained by the Seward Nordic Ski Club for a number of years, and this year the state Department of Natural Resources approved the club’s plan to make […]

Long Time Moose Pass Resident Passes

Margaret Pauline Woods, 86, died of natural causes September 13, 2010. Margaret (Marge) was born in Denver, Colorado in 1924. Marge Woods and her husband Robert were married in 1942, they lived in Colorado, Washington state and Anchorage before settling in Moose Pass in 1950.  They called Moose Pass home […]

Bits of History – Founding of Seward

The latest Bits of History is fresh off the reel!  Take five minutes out of your day to learn how Seward got its name.  If you have a spare weekend, be sure and visit the Seward Museum on 3rd and Jefferson to learn more interesting bits of Seward’s history.