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.
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.
Books on display at Cordova Public Library. (Oct. 29, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: If you love books, apply to the library board

Folks who actively use and love the library are encouraged to apply to the Cordova Public Library Board, writes Cathy Sherman.

Museum Memories: Maude the mule digs her heels in

Cathy Sherman unearths the tale of Maude, an early Cordova resident who wasn't easily pushed around.
Big Library Read is the world’s largest digital book club. (Oct. 29, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: Join the world’s largest digital book club

Cordova Public Library patrons can join millions of readers worldwide in a riveting tale of survival during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club, writes Cathy Sherman
Books at Cordova Public Library. (Oct. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: ‘The Turn of the Key’ is a must read

If you are a fan of Henry James's classic tale “The Turn of the Screw,” you might enjoy Ruth Ware's "The Turn of the Key," writes Cathy Sherman.
A blue wolf rug on display at the Cordova Museum. This item was loaned to the museum by Kanisha Tiedeman and Tyee Lohse. (Oct. 16, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Wolves in the Copper River Gallery

The Cordova Museum is now hosting the gallery show — “Wolves” curated by Paula Payne with a little help from museum staff and the Paly Foundation.
A kayak and related artifacts on display at Cordova Historical Museum. (Oct. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times.

Cordova Historical Society awarded museum grant

Cordova Historical Society President Barclay Kopchak announced that the society had received one of 13 grants issued by the Alaska State Museum through its grant-in-aid program.
“The Testaments,” Margaret Atwood’s follow-up to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is available at Cordova Public Library. (Oct. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At Your Library: Have you read these popular books?

"Librarians are always looking at lists," writes Cathy Sherman. "Lists of books in the New York Times Bestseller’s List, lists of favorite books from listeners at NPR, and lists of the most popular books read in September on the website Goodreads. Being newly retired, I have been telling myself I will have all this time to read now … but what should I read?"

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.

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