Cathy Sherman

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

Museum Memories

Things began looking up for Cordova by the spring of 1963. The Copper River Highway was on the horizon, fishing was about to start, and sprits were high when sometime in the very early hours near 4 a.m. May 2, 1963, the fire started.

The passing of a great author

We lost an amazing American author this month, Herman Wouk, best known for historical fiction works such as The Caine Mutiny which was published in 1951 and won the Pulitzer Prize.

How to cook your catch

Now that we’ve finished reading about birds and learning how to identify all those wonderful shorebirds, let’s get ready to catch and serve up some fish!

Museum Memories

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

Welcome birds and birders

After you spend the day out birding, stop in the Cordova Public Library and find a good read all about birds. Here are some...

Museum Memories

There were two labor forces in the early Alaskan fishing industry – the fishermen and the cannery workers. Unfortunately, cannery work offered few opportunities...

Despite the snow, it’s springtime at the library

The weather outside has been fickle. Even if you can’t get outside to landscape or garden, you can read about it at the library!...

At your library: New books on the shelves

Head Librarian Debbie Carlson has just released the list of new books placed on the shelves in the past few weeks. These bestsellers are...

Museum Memories

This clam would be more than enough for a couple batches of chowder! Some very tricky photographic skills led to this posed photo.Commercial clamming...

Books about the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill are prolific

Never a pleasant memory for our community, but 30 years have passed and reflecting on the changes and progress since the Exxon Valdez Oil...



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