by Katherine Schake- At a unique curve in the Kenai River, known today as a late-season silver salmon ‘hole’ by locals and named for its color, Turquoise Bend has been discovered as an 800-year-old semi-permanent winter village site of the Denai’na. To the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, this site is not […]
‘Tis the season! The community Wish Tree is waiting just for you! It is located in the library and decorated with blank sponsorship cards, anticipating you and others from our community to sponsor new library books for children and young adults. In recent years, more than 60 new books have […]
The Resurrection Bay Historical Society invites you to enjoy their Open Museum Christmas Party on Sunday, December 10, from 1-3pm to be held in the museum and community room.
Come visit the Seward Community Library & Museum for a Resurrection Bay Historical Society hosted Museum Open House! Questions? Call (907)224-4082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
by Ned Rozell- “Professor Fuller Drops Dead in Garden.” So reads the headline in the Farthest-North Collegian newspaper of June 1, 1935. In the story, an unnamed writer described how the the wife of the only physics professor at the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines screamed when she […]
2 Free Shows: 6:00pm and 7:00pm, an addition to the annual holiday celebration at Alaska SeaLife Center on the evening of Thursday, November 30th, following the annual tree-lighting ceremony. 30 minutes of music and narrative of memories of Christmas past in Seward representing 1916 to the present day, produced in partnership with […]
This month’s history program at the Seward Library Museum on Thursday, Nov. 16 will give details about how a historical atlas of downtown Seward came to fruition. Resurrection Bay Historical Society has invited Kenai Fjords National Park archaeologist Patrick Lewis to explain the efforts that went into producing a 185-page […]
Contributed by KMTA Kenai History featured in Trails Across Time: History of an Alaska Mountain Corridor Ever wondered about the quartz veins in the road cuts along the Seward Highway? Did you know Johnson Pass hasn’t always been a recreational trail – prospectors blazed it in the 1890s and it […]
By Ned Rozell- Editor’s note: We are happy to announce we now feature Ned Rozell’s weekly column here at SCN. In the early 1990s, Janet Collins was hiking in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge when she saw “Camp 163” labeled on her map. Intrigued, she later looked up Camp 163 in Donald […]
Zudy’s Cafe is holding a party to celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Train Depot on Halloween Day, October 31. The event will be from 2-4 pm. Seward historians are scheduled to speak. There will also be light goodies and beverage and, of course, a birthday cake!
Resurrection Bay Historical Society will kick off its winter monthly lecture series “Fourth Thursdays: Our History” with a program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library Museum. Dr. Fred E. Woods, professor in the College of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, […]
Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum on Saturday, October 28th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM for an evening of hair-raising history with local historian Doug Capra and Curator Madeline McGraw. Attendees will meet in the Museum before walking to the location on 5th and Adams where […]
Oct. 18th is Alaska Day. The idea for the territory (now statewide) celebration and holiday originated in Seward in 1906. Here’s the story of how it happened.
THE CITY OF SEWARD Home of Alaska Day by Doug Capra © 2017 Asst. U.S. District Attorney Cecil H. Clegg stood before the podium at Moore’s Hall in Seward, Alaska on the evening of July Fourth, 1906. Five hundred local citizens waited anxiously for his speech to begin. In […]
by Brian Wright for Seward City News- Happy Alaska Day! One-hundred and fifty years ago today, Alaska formally became a part of the United States. On October 18, 1867, two-hundred and fifty American soldiers joined a throng of dignitaries and Russian troops at what is now the Baranof Castle State […]
We invite the community to come enjoy our membership drive and annual meeting Chili Cook Off! Saturday, Oct 7th, Library Community Room. 5 – 6:30pm or when the chili is all gone. Open to everyone, come taste and cast votes for the best of the best in the Chili Cook […]
Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum on Saturday, September 23rd, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm for the first event of our winter season, Museum Day Live! This event, created by Smithsonian Magazine, recognizes the extraordinary power of museums to provide visitors with insight and inspiration, and […]
Interested in plans for the 150th Anniversary of the Alaska Treaty of Cession? Join us at the Seward Community Library & Museum Meeting Room on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6:30-8:00 pm for a video conference meeting. See details below, or call the Library Museum at 224-4082 for more information. You may also find more information […]
by Brian Wright for Seward City News- Seward: ocean-side hamlet of 2,500, ninth most productive fishery in the United States, host of one of the oldest mountain races in the world, and mural capital of Alaska. Coloring the walls and brightening the bricks of buildings throughout town, Seward’s impressive mural […]
Free Movie Seward Community Library & Museum 239 6th Avenue Community Room @ 3pm Thursday, June 29 Friday, June 30 Saturday, July 1 Join us for a special free showing of the 2015 documentary film, 3022 ft., about the Mount Marathon Race, directed by Natalie Fedak and Ma Romey. 3022 […]
By Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On Wednesday evening, June 21st, 50 Sewardites celebrated the Summer Solstice with a Cemetery Tour. Cemetery tours have taken place for more than a decade on the Summer Solstice. Local historian Lee Poleske led the event with the competent support of Council Member Sue […]