Museum Memories

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: Feb. 24, 2018

The rush to Alaska at the turn of the century for gold, copper, coal and salmon led to increased ship traffic and accidents at...

Museum Memories: Nov. 4, 2017

Another shot of First street in Cordova, Alaska at midnight on the summer solstice. Classic cars once again and see how Cordovans for at...
Did you feel that earthquake on Monday? Centered about 60 miles away, not too far from the 1964 Good Friday earthquake that struck the Prince William Sound Region on March 27. This magnitude 9.2 earthquake wrought major changes in the physical landscape of the Cordova and Prince William Sound area. Some structural damage occurred in town along the waterfront and there was one fatality at Point Whitshed; however, the tectonic uplift which took place had a much greater impact than was the case in some other Prince William Sound communities which suffered more structural damage. This photo shows some of the damage in Odiak Slough.

Museum Memories: Dec. 2, 2017

Did you feel that earthquake on Monday? Centered about 60 miles away, not too far from the 1964 Good Friday earthquake that struck the...

Museum Memories

Three Cordovan students were awarded Boy Scout Medals of Heroism on Jan. 16, 1930 at the Empress Theater. The boys were honored for saving...

Museum Memories

When passing the Coast Guard Buoy tender the Sycamore, think of the vessels that came before her. A coastal town in the Alaskan Territory, Cordova has always...

Museum Memories

A crab fishery developed during the late 1920s and in 1929 a record shipment of crab left on the S.S. Alaska from Cordova’s port. ...

Museum Memories: Cordova’s first school

One of our all-time favorite photos, this was Cordova’s first school perched high on the crest of Browning Avenue. In 1908, Miss Meldah Nettleton first...

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...

Museum Memories

The next series of pictures we publish will be in association with the 2017 Iceworm Tail Clues, since we do LOVE history!The second clue...

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