Cathy Sherman

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.
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.

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...



Law & Order: June 13-19

The following is a summary of incidences that occurred or were reported to the Cordova Police Department June 13 through June 19, 2022. Defendant(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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