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Cathy Sherman

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Cathy Sherman is the museum director for the Cordova Historical Museum. She can be reached at ACM@cityofcordova.net.

Museum Memories

Cordova began creating its warm, friendly image in this era celebrating holidays like the fourth of July with parades and pie-eating contests, holding dances...

At Your Library: The loss of Pat McManus and his legacy

One of the funniest outdoor writers of all time passed away this last week. Pat F. McManus was an American humor writer and columnist...
Books in a Library

At Your Library: Do you like a good mystery?

If you love a good mystery novel, you’ve probably read all the “Poirots” and the “Miss Marples”, so here’s a few gems you might...

Museum Memories: Alaskan Syndicate’s train excursion

Tourists who took the Alaskan Syndicate’s train excursion on the Copper River and Northwest Railway were treated to the awe-inspiring sight of a 300-foot...

Museum Memories

The Alaskan Syndicate completed the Copper River and Northwest Railway in 1911 and in order to transport the copper ore to the smelters, the...

Make reading a Hobbit

There are several ways to enjoy Hobbit Day and one of them is to throw your own Long Expected Party. You can have the...

Museum Memories: March 24, 2018

By 1920, Cordova had constructed a wharf to support small boats associated with the canneries that now lined the railroad tracks along the busy...

Museum Memories: March 17, 2018

The steady work to keep the “clam capitol” title took its toll on the habitat and production rate for Cordova clam canneries. Quotas placed...
Books in a Library

At Your Library: Freedom of Information Day

Today is an important day for libraries as it recognizes one of the strongest guidelines for libraries in our country. Freedom of Information Day...

Museum Memories: March 10, 2018

The fishing boom in Cordova didn’t revolve just around salmon. Clamming began in the mid-teens with the opening of the Lighthouse Canning and Packing...









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