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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 Thursdays: Our History program at 7 pm Thurday, Oct. 20 will feature representatives of the Seward Trail Blazers sharing details about the upcoming project to install a bronze statue of Alfred Lowell on the Seward waterfront. Dan Seavey and Lee Poleske will share details about the life of Alfred Lowell, a noted dog musher who was the son of Mary Lowell, whose homestead became the townsite of Seward in 1903. Free and open to the public, the program will be held in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library & Museum.

Monthly membership meeting at 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Seward Museum.

Windows of History

The Windows of History display in the Library & Museum atrium is filled with the Barbara Shea Souvenir Spoon Collection. A longtime resident of Seward, Barbara Shea acquired an incredibly impressive collection of souvenir spoons. Before her death in 2011, she donated this collection to Resurrection Bay Historical Society.

Atrium Exhibit

Check out the display case in the Library & Museum atrium featuring information about Sugpiaq Native History and the Native Youth Olympics.

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.