RBHS / F.G. Hale Collection A view of early day Seward, Alaska, at the head of Resurrection Bay shows the railroad dock along the southern waterfront.

RBHS / F.G. Hale Collection
A view of early day Seward, Alaska, at the head of Resurrection Bay shows the railroad dock along the southern waterfront.

Resurrection Bay Historical Society Objectives

  • To collect, preserve and make accessible to the public materials that help establish and illustrate the history of the Seward area.
  • To stimulate interest and disseminate information about the history of the Seward area.
  • To encourage the preservation of historical buildings, structures and sites in the Seward area.

Activities

Resurrection Bay Historical Society sponsors "Second Thursdays: Our History" programs that focus on aspects of local history. Beginning at 7pm April 8 in the Library & Museum Community Room, historian and author Doug Capra will give a presentation about fox farmer Lars Olson who hosted artist Rockwell Kent's 7-month visit to Fox Island in 1918.

RBHS will host its monthly meeting starting at 7 pm Thursday, April 22 in the Community Room of Seward Community Library & Museum. To become a member of RBHS and to help support the preservation of local history, please complete a membership form and mail it to RBHS, PO Box 55, Seward, AK 99664. All members receive a monthly newsletter.

Collection

The Resurrection Bay Historical Society collection of objects, photographs and archives has a home in the museum portion of the Seward Community Library & Museum, 239 Sixth Ave., Seward, Alaska. The Society also maintains an index of obituaries of local residents. For questions about local history, contact us at the email listed below. The museum is closed temporarily because the collection of photos and objects has been moved into the museum exhibit area while repairs are underway in Secure Storage. For further information about museum operations during Covid-19, check out the Seward Community Library & Museum website.

Resurrection Bay Historical Society
PO Box 55
Seward, AK 99664
rbhs1903@gmail.com

Donations to Collection

Resurrection Bay Historical Society is pleased to accept donations to its collection of objects, photographs and archives connected to the history of Seward and surrounding area. To make a donation, contact the historical society (see address above) and give a description of the item and a photo if possible. All donations must be accompanied by a signed and dated Deed of Gift