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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.

 

Windows of History

The Seward Naval Radio Station is featured in the Windows of History display in the Library & Museum atrium. Learn about the radio station that was built near the head of Resurrection Bay in 1917, caught fire in 1935 and was subsequently abandoned. View pictures of the radio station from the late 1910s when it was at its best and pictures from 1935 when it burned down. Also on display are recent photographs depicting the last building succumbing to Mother Nature.

Temporary Exhibit

Seward: The All-America City. Learn details about the three separate times Seward won the All-America City award. Curator Elana Yanusz organized a temporary exhibit in the Seward Museum that explains how the town's residents pitched in to earn national recognition in 1963, 1965 and 2005.

Artifact of the Month

The November Artifact of the Month is a pair of certificates issued to Elizabeth and Vic Mahan on November 8, 1960 for voting in the first presidential election in the State of Alaska. Alaska became a state in 1959 and voted in its first presidential election in 1960. Richard Nixon ran against John F. Kennedy. While Nixon won Alaska, and its three electoral votes, Kennedy won the presidency and became the 35th President of the United States.