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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.

 

Upcoming Activities

The next Resurrection Bay Historical Society membership meeting will start at 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 27 in the Community Room. It will be preceded at 6 pm by a brainstorming session to establish upcoming priorities for the organization.

Artifact of the Month

The December Artifact of the Month is a Selective Service Medal awarded to Leon Urbach for his work on the local draft board during World War II. Leon Urbach established Urbach’s clothier in 1915 and lived in Seward until his retirement in 1954. The Selective Service Medal was designed to be given to uncompensated personnel. Many of these people were volunteers who gave their time in the evening and on weekends. 

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.