Cathy Sherman

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Cathy Sherman is a volunteer historian and recently-retired director of the Cordova library and Historical Museum. Sherman has been contributing to The Cordova Times for over a decade.
Participants in the 2019 Summer Reading Program have the chance to purchase livestock for families in countries such as the Philippines. Reading groups meet at the Cordova Public Library, seen here on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: Become a friend of the library

If you're looking for a new year's resolution, joining the Cordova Public Library Friends group would be a good place to start, writes Cathy Sherman.
Construction workers who helped build the Copper River and Northwestern Railway. Photo courtesy of the Cordova Historical Society

Museum Memories: Building the Million Dollar Bridge

Construction and operation of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway meant good work for many men, writes Cathy Sherman.
A variety of new books have arrived at Cordova Public Library. (Dec. 17, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times.

At Your Library: Books for all ages — hot off the press

A variety of new books have arrived at Cordova Public Library.
Photo courtesy of the Cordova Historical Society

Museum Memories: The younger years of the CoHo

The demolition of the Cordova Hotel and Bar got Cathy Sherman looking through the archives for photos of the building.
“Queen of the Sea” by Dylan Meconis is available at Cordova Public Library. (Dec. 11, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: December Junior Library Guild arrivals

Cordova Public Library is stocking its shelves with new young adult bestsellers, writes Cathy Sherman.

Museum Memories: Building the Kuskulana Bridge

The crossing of the Kuskulana River was a major challenge to the engineers of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway, writes Cathy Sherman.
A variety of children’s holiday books are available at Cordova Public Library. (Dec. 4, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: Cozy up with some children’s holiday classics

The Christmas season is the perfect time to pick up a children's book from Cordova Public Library, writes Cathy Sherman.
Books on display at Cordova Public Library. (Oct. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: Taking a moment amidst the bustle

Books can offer a great way to get away from the stress of the holiday season, writes Cathy Sherman.
“The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett is now available at Cordova Public Library. (Nov. 20, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: Explore new-to-you authors

Avid readers tend to gravitate toward their favorite authors. But there's much to be said for checking out unfamiliar books, writes Cathy Sherman.
The tip of a replica bone arrow. (Nov. 5, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Museum replicates historical Native hunting tools

Cordova Historical Museum has produced replicas of Prince William Sound artifacts borrowed from the University of Alaska Museum of the North collection.

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