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: 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...

Cordova’s first city hall was an old wooden structure that dated back to 1935, but conveniently housed the administration, civil defense, fire and police...

Museum Memories

Talk about a rainy season. In October of 1925, precipitation records came tumbling down and so did houses. On the October 12, 2925, the...

Museum Memories

In the ’20s, virtually every island in Prince William Sound that was suitable for raising foxes was under permit with the Forest Service. In...

A look back at Exxon Valdez, 28 years later

Twenty-eight years ago, the spring dawned bright for Cordova but once again, tragedy was about to strike our working fishing community. Focused marketing had...
Katalla, southeast of Eyak was quick to take on the challenge of being the gateway to the region’s abundance of natural resources. In the late 1800s, Katalla was a trading post of sorts for the Eyak and Tlingit Natives with settlements in the area.

Museum Memories: Nov. 18, 2017

Katalla, southeast of Eyak was quick to take on the challenge of being the gateway to the region’s abundance of natural resources. In the...

Museum Memories

It’s not Texas! This is our neighboring community of Chitina, up the Copper River and the photograph was likely taken in the early 1900’s....

Museum Memories

Miles Glacier Bridge was the world’s first example of arctic engineering. The techniques for setting the foundations and steelwork for the bridge became standards...

Museum Memories: February 17, 2018

Born in Philadelphia, PA in 1871, Dora Keen was the daughter of the surgeon William Williams Keen. Her father was the very first brain...

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