- Listed: July 13, 2017 11:50 pm
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The Sitka Historical Society and the Sitka National Historical Park are presenting a Speaker’s Series featuring topics about the Sesquicentennial, the 150th Commemoration of the transfer of Alaska to the United States. All are free and open to the public.
Aug 2nd — Alex Liberovsky. Mr. Liberovsky is the Archivist for the Orthodox Church of America and will speak on Orthodoxy in Alaska after 1867 until 1917. 7pm Sitka Natioanl Historical park
August – 9 – Margan Grover and Dan Thompson – Topic – “People and Stories of Castle Hill: at the intersection of archaeology, history, and global networks” 7pm Harrigan Centennial Hall
August – 16 – Chris Allan – Destination–Sitka: ‘Special Correspondents’ and the Scramble to Report on the 1867 Transfer of Russian America to the United States. 7pm Harrigan Centennial Hall – works in gates of Arctic tell kayaked Yukon
August 22 – Pat Heuer, certified silviculturist and 25 year Forest Service employee, will lead a 2 hour interpretive hike part way up the Mount Verstovia Trail to look at and discuss Russian clear cuts and charcoal pits. Hike will start at 10am at the Mount Verstovia Trail head on Sawmill Creek Road and will be rain or shine.
August 23 – Wayne Jensen – The topic is about William Seward and includes a history of his early life, his services with him as Lincoln’s Secretary of State and as Secretary of State in Andrew John’s cabinet, the negotiation of the Treaty of Cession and his visit to Alaska in 1869. 7pm Harrigan Centennial Hall
August -30 Harvey Brandt – topic – “The Ice Business in Alaska: – Sitka National Historical Park 7 to 8pm
For more information go to www.ak150.com
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