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Friday, July 28, 2017

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.

At Your Library: New York bestsellers are on the shelves

You might think that a remote, rural library in the roadless town of Cordova would lack a few of the big bestsellers on bookshelves...

Museum Memories

A crab fishery developed during the late 1920s and in 1929 a record shipment of crab left on the S.S. Alaska from Cordova’s port. ...

Keep Reading This Summer at Your Library!

Youth librarian Anna Hernandez, program leader Paula Payne and librarian Debbie Carlson have been working to plan a fun-filled summer adventure to keep kids...

Student Gardeners

With city coffers tight this year, the Parks and Recreation Department is working with Cordova Junior Senior High School and two master gardeners, Mayor...

Award Winning Books at Your Library!

Youth Librarian Anna Hernandez always enjoys the spring season of Book Awards!  The newest award winners are arriving now and being put out on...

Museum Memories

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...

At 91, Moose Lodge 1266 is going strong

Once Cordova was rich with social organizations: Elks, Masonic Lodge, the Oddfellows, American Legion and many more. Now, in 2017 there are only a...

Museum Memories

Natives at the nearby traditional village of Eyak began relocating to the new town to be near the canneries and by 1890. Odiak was...

At Your Library: Alaskana for Memorial Day Weekend Reading

This weekend, we celebrate Memorial Day, an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while...

Museum Memories

A second cannery was built at Odiak in 1888 by the Pacific Steam Whaling Company, but after a fire, it was rebuilt at nearby...