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.

Cordova Public Library: Upon our shelves

New to our Alaskana section, 81 Days Below Zero by Brian Murphy, is the story of Leon Crane, an aviator with the Army who...

Museum Memories

The first trainload of ore from the Kennecott Mines reached Cordova on April 8, 1911, carrying 1,200 tons of high-grade copper ore with an...

Knit Lit: Cordova Public Library starting a new book club

The Cordova Public Library is pleased to announce a new adult book club starting this month. It’s been awhile since the library has itself...

Museum Memories

Asian market and herring roe on kelp, long a Native delicacy, became very lucrative as a commercial harvest. Herring kelp pounding became a unique...

At Your Library: New books look at effects of childhood trauma

The Cordova Public Library recently acquired two new books for our permanent collection that deal with the long-term effects of childhood trauma.  Here’s a...

At Your Library: What did you do during the power outage?

What did you do during the power outage?On Sunday, March 19th, Cordova experienced a planned power outage between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Some...

Museum Memories

By the mid 1980s, the economy of Cordova was booming again as many of the fisheries took on a new life with improved methods...

Crushing every other can saves space

The city of Cordova, in conjunction with the Copper River Watershed Project and responsible residents, is trying hard to reduce, re-use and recycle as...

Good Friday earthquake devastated Copper River Highway

The 1964 Good Friday earthquake struck the Prince William Sound Region on March 27th.  This magnitude 9.2 earthquake wrought major changes in the physical...

At Your Library: Good reads about bad things

Recently we marked two tragic events that affected are community, and while reading about them isn’t always the most pleasurable read, it still provides...
























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