Part Two of the Alaska Flag story explores the background of the Alaska Flag poem and song.
JUNEAU – On Oct. 10, the Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board (ASHRAB) awarded Amy Carney and Lee Poleske archival Certificates of Excellence for their innovative Bits of History series of 5- to 7-minute historical videos covering all aspects of Seward, Alaska’s past. Carney is the Seward Community Library Museum […]
by Brent The recent flooding that Seward experienced has uncovered a bit of history. Knot So Fast Feed and Garden Store, at mile 3.5 of the Seward Highway, was hit hard by food waters. After the water had receeded, the foundation of an old church ( Church of God) was exposed. […]
While the ‘Northern Lights’ siding is going up on the outside of the Library Museum, the inside progress is at a point that will allow guided tours. If you would like to do a walk through ‘Hard Hat Tour’ of the Library Museum, we have eight spaces available for this […]
The road to Exit Glacier between mile 7 and 8.6 within Kenai Fjords National Park remains closed due to flood damage. The road is no longer safe for two-way traffic due to undercutting of the asphalt road surface. Visitors can access the Exit Glacier area on foot or bicycle by […]
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 […]
Take a 7-minute break to watch our latest “Bits of History” (there are no floods in this one): Stayed tuned next month for Part 2!
We have another “Bits of History” and it’s just in time for the Sister City Student Exchange with Obihiro, Japan! Learn how our relationship with Obihiro began, and what has transpired over the years.
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 […]
We’ve Got History!
We’re still here and making movies about Seward’s history! Watch our latest “Bits of History” and learn about William H. Seward, our town’s namesake.
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 […]
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
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. […]
Unveiling and Dedication of the Iditarod Historic Trail Centennial Monument Thursday at Noon Sealife Center
Don’t forget to attend the dedication and unveiling of the new Historic Iditarod Trail Centennial Monument tomorrow at noon. The kids from the school are attending and will be singing. Great way to spend your lunch hour. The statue is located at the Sealife Center, outside around the commons area. […]
As part of the 1st and 2nd grade project called Seward, Alaska: Through Young Eyes, students recently interviewed local historian Lee Poleske to learn more about the Iditarod Trail. Listen to the podcast at the students’ website. Go to http://www.sewardtouring.com/podcasts/default.html.
As posted earlier, the Seward Historic Preservation Commission presents an annual award to honor locals who contribute to the conservation and preservation of Seward’s history. There have been some great ideas and discussion presented concerning our last post. We just want to clarify that nominations forms need to be filled […]
Learn how to research any aspect of Seward’s history via the library and museum resources.
The new Seward Community Library Museum will be constructed over the summer and ready for use next winter. Join us for a public meeting to find out what the plans are for the immediate future and into the next few years. Refreshments will be provided When: Thursday April 5 6:30-8:30 […]