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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]