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  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.

Events

Seward Founders' Day -- Help RBHS honor the folks who journeyed north in 1903 to carve a new town out of the wilderness. There will be an open house in the Community Room of the Library Museum from 3 - 6 pm with a slide show of images taken during the first decade of Seward's existence. Light refreshments will be served. Free admission to the museum where Sue McClure will play tunes on the historic pump organ.

RBHS Sundays -- Volunteers open the Seward Museum every Sunday through Sept. 15 from 1 - 5 pm with the following special activities: "Iditarod Trail" movie at 2 pm; and "Waves Over Seward" movie about the 1964 earthquake at 3 pm.

Windows of History

Iditarod Trail Souvenir Plates are featured in the atrium's window display area in the Seward Community Library Museum. These commemorative plates were issued annually during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to Nome. This collection belongs to the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers.

Temporary Exhibit

"History of the Seward Dairy" occupies the temporary exhibit corner in the Seward Museum. Check out the photos, newspaper articles and artifacts that detail the history of this longtime area business. You'll learn that the Leirer family did not start the dairy enterprise, although they did operate it for many years until its closure in the 1950s.