What’s New

  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.

Upcoming Activities

Join us for the Holiday Open House from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, Dec. 10. Seward Community Library & Museum is hosting this annual event. Free admission to the Seward Museum where you can watch the toy train travel around the decorated tree. Sue McClure will play holiday music on the pump organ and RBHS members will be on hand to answer questions about the museum exhibits and local history. Silent film footage of Seward in the late 1920s-early 1930s will be showing on the museum's TV monitor. Stop by and check it out! More details about the open house will be posted soon..

RBHS Membership Meeting Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Seward Museum starting at 7 pm.

Windows of History

The latest Windows of History display in the Library & Museum atrium features artwork by Josephine Crumrine and Eustace Ziegler that graced Alaska Steamship Company dinner menus through the 1930s-1940s. You'll also see a brief history of Alaska Steam and some of its historic brochures.

Temporary Exhibit

Loading Coal in Seward. Museum Curator Elana Yanusz has put together a temporary exhibit in the Seward Museum that 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.