Annual Holiday Open House at the Seward Museum is set for 12 noon - 2 pm Saturday, Dec. 9 and will feature RBHS President Sue McClure playing Christmas tunes on the pump organ. Watch the electric train run circles around the Christmas tree and take advantage of free admission to the Seward Museum.
The next Thursdays: Our History program on Feb. 15 will feature Dorothy Gray, secretary-treasurer of the Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai, talking about The History of Russian Orthodoxy in Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula. Dorothy is also chair of Russian Orthodox Sacred Sites in Alaska whose mission is to preserve and restore the state's historic Russian Orthodox churches. The program will start at 7 pm at the Seward Community Library & Museum.
Windows of History
The latest Windows of History display in the Library & Museum atrium celebrates the Alaska Railroad Centennial and looks at how this transportation link from ocean to the Interior got its start with the founding of Seward.
Loading Coal in Seward. This temporary exhibit in the Seward Museum gives details about the Suneel coal facility that operated for three decades next door to the Alaska Railroad dock in Seward. Starting in 1984, coal traveled by railcar from Usibelli coal mine in Healy before it was loaded in Seward via conveyor belt to outbound transport ships headed to foreign ports.
There's still time to add items to the Seward Time Capsule before it's closed up for another 10 years. Email email@example.com to arrange a time to drop off items such as: aerial photo of Seward, restaurant menus, pins, patches, membership lists of organizations, photos and news coverage of events during the past decade, etc.