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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

Join the Founders Day celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 28 to mark the arrival of a steamship full of passengers who set out in 1903 to establish the town of Seward and the Alaska Central Railway. Stay tuned for more details!

Museum Temporary Exhibit

Lydia Jacoby's Journey to the Olympics fills a corner of the Seward Museum atrium as the world gears up for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics. Learn how Lydia made her way from the Tsunami Swim Club in Seward to the Tokyo Olympics where she won a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke. In the museum, watch the 10-minute ESPN video that gives highlights of Lydia's exploits. Our hometown gold medalist will vie for a spot on the U.S. swim team in trials this month in Indianapolis.

Windows of History

Dive into the Seward Tsunami Swim Club, the latest Windows of History display in the Library & Museum atrium, gives details about the formation of the local swim club in 1979 for youth 5-18. Photos and newspapers trace the club's history.

Atrium Exhibit

Swimming in Seward, a pop-up exhibit in the Library & Museum atrium, features a woolen bathing suit that Luella Kelsey McMullen (later Luella James) wore a century ago when she swam in First Lake, a popular swimming hole at the time.