Museum Memories: May 27

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

Museum Memories

Cordovans experienced something of a gold rush in 1913 when a placer strike in the Shushanna district attracted interest. The shortest and most feasible...

Museum Memories

Cordova had expanded its boat harbor in the mid-’30s and now with the throes of statehood upon the territory many debated how that would...
Did you know there was a bowling alley in Cordova in 1908? How about a bowling alley in Cordova in the 1960s? Enjoy an evening of Cordova bowling history on Monday, Jan. 22, when the museum presents “The History of Bowling in Cordova!” Club Bowl’s story began when a team of brothers and their partner decided to expand their booming bar business. Don Van Brocklin and William A. Sherman purchased the bar in 1940 from the Baddon family. Bill entered the military service 1942 and Bob Van Brocklin became a partner in the same year. Bob Van Brocklin died in a plane crash in 1944. Don kept his interest in the business and in 1955 his brother Ken bought in. Bill rejoined the group in 1959 as a partner and in 1962 they began the plans for the bowling alley. Stay tuned for more! This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Stop by to see our new exhibit in the Copper River Gallery, “Winter White” featuring all local artists.

Museum Memories: January 6, 2017

Did you know there was a bowling alley in Cordova in 1908? How about a bowling alley in Cordova in the 1960s?  Enjoy an...

Museum Memories: Cordova’s first school

By 1910 – 1911, Cordovans had their very first new school and were extremely proud of the structure that sat near the crest of...

Museum Memories

We’ve been going through some cannery and fishery related photos of late and this one especially stuck with us. This photo taken in 1931...

Museum Memories: March 24, 2018

By 1920, Cordova had constructed a wharf to support small boats associated with the canneries that now lined the railroad tracks along the busy...

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Following up on our visit with Mrs. Sydney Calhoun who is a former resident of the Mile 7 Naval Radio Station; here is another...
This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from Noon until 5 p.m.

Museum Memories: Oct. 14, 2017

This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday...

Museum Memories

At the turn of the century, the Alaska Packers Association and Alaska Syndicate were powerful entities based out of San Francisco that owned nearly...

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