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

RBHS is taking a break for the summer and will host its next monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 23. Check out the WHAT'S NEW tab on the menu bar to catch the latest news. 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 and gain free admission to the museum.

Everyone is invited to attend the annual Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour featuring historian Lee Poleske leading folks through the cemetery as he reads aloud obituaries of local people. RBHS President Sue McClure will assist in the June 21 program that gets under way at 10:30 pm in the American Legion Cemetery behind the Seward Chamber of Commerce along the Seward Highway.  A free-will donation will be taken.

Seward Museum

The museum is open for the summer season.  Hours are  11 am - 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5; ages 12 and under are free.  Museum Sundays continue through August 29 (with the exception of July 4) when RBHS volunteers will staff the museum from 1 - 4:30 pm. At 2 pm, historical movies about the Iditarod National Historic Trail and the 1964 earthquake will be shown in the Community Room.

Don't forget to check out our gift case in the museum; we're the only place you can buy a Seward Flag. For further information about museum operations, check out the Seward Community Library & Museum website.

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 at 239 Sixth Ave. The Society also maintains an index of obituaries of local residents. For questions about local history, contact us at the email listed below. 

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