The next “Fourth Thursdays: Our History” program is set to begin at 7 pm Thursday, April 25 when Harold Faust and Dano Michaud give a presentation in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library Museum. They will explain how and why mountains in the Seward area got their names, and will give details about their recent appearance before the Alaska Geographic Place Names board when they shared their proposal to name two mountains south of Mt. Alice. One would honor of Mary Lowell, whose homestead became the townsite of Seward, and the other peak would be named for the "Santa Ana" steamship that brought the founding settlers to Seward in 1903. The event is free and open to the public.
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.
"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.