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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Drop by the Van Gilder Hotel at 308 Adams St, Seward and meet the author and share a “Fannie” ghost story on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, from Noon until 2:00 PM. Coffee and cookies will be provided plus a guided tour of the hotel. Homer, Alaska based Hotelier, Jon Faulkner, […]
By Heidi Zemach (Authors note: As I enter my fifties, I look for inspiration to people like Judith Lani Lockwood, and the other retired local interpreters for the National Park Service. Folks like Lani and Chad Lockwood, Tom Osborne, Jim Fredrickson, Mark Swanson, Stan McKnight, Doug Capra and the late […]
This Bits video introduces us to three trees of historical significance right here in Seward. Have you seen them? If so, did you know they had a story?
The July 4th Mount Marathon race is approaching fast! In honor of this race, Lee takes us back to 1928, when the Marathon record was shattered by a 14-year-old youth.
Important part of the trail coming up at Tuesdays meeting… By Mary Tougas, Co-Vice Chair of the Seward Community Library Museum (SCLM) Building Committee Next weekend thousands of people will pour into Seward looking for a July 4 experience that they cannot find anywhere else in Alaska. In the 83 […]
In this week’s ‘Bits of History’ with Lee Poleske, we hear the story of the battle to claim the land for Seward’s cemetery in 1927. The first resident to be buried in the new cemetery was long-time Sewardite John Nash, shortly after the grounds were cleared. We hope you enjoy […]
By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Anxious property owners packed the Seward City Council Chamber Monday night as the council attempted to become more educated on the thorny, often contradictory legal issue of navigability. They heard from Borough Mayor Dave Carey, hydrologist liaison Dan Mahalak, Department of Natural Resource […]
In this week’s ‘Bits of History’ we take a look back at the Jesse Lee Home farm. You might be surprised to learn the quantity of produce grown and the amount of livestock kept, where today homes and apartments cluster. Also of note, ‘Bits of History’ reached the 10 episode […]
Seward, the little city by Resurrection Bay, has quite a history. For over 100 years now its citizens have come and gone, lived and died; enriching our sense of place with each life and event. We are fortunate to have such a past behind us, as without the hard work […]
About the story: John Nash, the namesake of Nash Road, lived in Seward from 1904 until his death in 1927. His homestead was located at the head of Resurrection Bay where he had a small farm that was highly regarded for the quality of its vegetables. During his time here […]