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.
Books in a Library

At your library: Lots of new books for junior and young adult readers

The library staff, led by youth services librarian Anna Hernandez, recently completed a changeover in our Junior section. Moving the Junior Non-Fiction to a...

Museum Memories

The East Coast-based Alaskan Syndicate struggled with their Katalla route. Open to the Gulf of Alaska and its fierce weather, the docks and breakwaters...
Books in a Library

Fall/Winter library programs are back

The staff at the Cordova Public Library had a great June and July providing learning workshops for the Summer Reading program this year; learning...

Museum Memories

Mike Heney chose the name “Cordova” for the new townsite after learning of Spanish explorer Salvador Fidalgo’s naming of Cordoba Bay. The incorporation of...

Museum Memories

The first structure to be completed in the new town site was the Northern Saloon. Four days later on July 14, 1908, the Red...
Books on table

Try a book and movie pairing

How many times have you read a book before you saw the movie version? How many times have you seen a movie and then...

Work continues on Nirvana Park improvement project

In July of 2016, the Cordova Historical Society and Museum were awarded the Nirvana Park Improvement Grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. A committee of...

Museum Memories

The Allen expedition opened the interior of the Copper River region to prospectors such as Clarence Warner and ‘Tarantula’ Jack Smith, who discovered the...

Museum Memories

At the turn of the century, the Alaska Packers Association and Alaska Syndicate were powerful entities based out of San Francisco that owned nearly...

Museum Memories

Of all the methods of catching fish, fish traps were the most efficient and cost-effective. More than 40 trap sites were established in Prince...





















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