by Allison Sayer for Seward City News- Last week, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook the state. The prolonged shaking prompted many coastal residents to immediately seek higher ground. A tsunami warning was issued for Southeast and Southcentral Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutians, and British Columbia. Due to the size of […]
Friends of the Seward Library hope that you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends! A reminder that the annual Wish Tree is up and ready for sponsors of children’s and young adult books! Help make a ‘book wish’ come true! Library is open today, December 26, 2017 through […]
‘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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
You are invited to join Lee Poleske and Sue McClure for the 12th Annual Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour at 10:30 PM Wednesday June 21st, beginning at the Legion section of the cemetery (behind the Chamber of Commerce). Lee will lead us through selected gravesites, reading the obituaries at each stop. The […]
“Pioneer Seward Doctor: A Story in Glass Bottles” is an essay by Michael Hankins. Mr. Hankins grew up in Alaska and graduated from East High School in Anchorage in 1972. He wrote this essay out of a desire to share his experiences with the current Seward community, and for his children and […]
Seeking interested parties who have worked on or have personal stories about the M/V Tustumena ferry during it’s home port days in Seward, Alaska. The Tusty Story Project is affiliated with the UAF Oral History Collection and the Alaska Marine Highway, and was established to collect and record stories in […]