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.

Resurrection Bay Historical Society Objectives

  • To collect, preserve and make accessible to the public materials that help establish and illustrate the history of the Seward area.
  • To stimulate interest and disseminate information about the history of the Seward area.
  • To encourage the preservation of historical buildings, structures and sites in the Seward area.

Activities

The annual Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour will be held at 10:30 pm Friday, June 21 at the Seward Cemetery. Meet at the entrance to the American Legion Cemetery west of the Chamber of Commerce building. A funeral and a celebration of life potluck will be held June 20 and June 22 to honor longtime Seward Museum director Lee Poleske. Please check out the WHAT'S NEW tab on the menu bar to see further details about this and other events hosted by Resurrection Bay Historical Society.

To become a member of RBHS and to help support the preservation of local history, please complete a membership form and mail it to RBHS, PO Box 55, Seward, AK 99664. All members receive a monthly newsletter and gain free admission to the museum.

Seward Museum

Check out the temporary exhibit Lydia's Journey to the Olympics (pictured below) at the Seward Museum. Stand on the podium and put a gold medal around your neck to capture the moment in a photo to share with friends and family.

Museum hours: 9 am - 6 pm Tuesday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm Saturday, and 1 - 4:30 pm Sunday. Admission is $5; free for those 12 and under. For more information about museum operations, check out the Seward Community Library & Museum website. Our gift case has many interesting books, plus we're the only place you can buy a Seward Flag. A perfect tool for historians is Mary Barry's three-volume "Seward, Alaska: History of the Gateway City", which sells for $22 per volume or just $60 for the set.

Collection

The Resurrection Bay Historical Society collection of objects, photographs and archives has a home in the museum portion of the Seward Community Library & Museum at 239 Sixth Ave. The Society also maintains an index of obituaries of local residents. For questions about local history, contact us at the email listed below. 

Resurrection Bay Historical Society
PO Box 55
Seward, AK 99664
rbhs1903@gmail.com

Donations to Collection

Resurrection Bay Historical Society is pleased to accept donations to its collection of objects, photographs and archives connected to the history of Seward and surrounding area. To make a donation, contact the historical society (see address above) and give a description of the item and a photo if possible. All donations must be accompanied by a signed and dated Deed of Gift

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