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...

Museum Memories

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...

Museum Memories

Natives at the nearby traditional village of Eyak began relocating to the new town to be near the canneries and by 1890. Odiak was...
Ken and Don VanBrocklin and Bill Sherman decided to expand their business to include an eight-lane bowling alley. The plans were drawn, and construction began in the summer of ’62. The interior equipment was to be all A.M.F. automated equipment and the new, design of rounded seating arrangements. The Club Bowl was set to house an average of 100-150 bowlers who could bowl in four or five leagues. The grand opening at the new Club Bowl was a huge success and as the Cordova Times reported: “a good time was had by all!” Flowers were in abundance around the bowling center with congratulations from well-wishes, which added to the festive atmosphere. After the opening ceremonies, the serious league play began. Cliff Webber of Anchorage was the first bowler to roll a 200 game after the official ceremonies were over. In this photo, Bill and Kay Sherman celebrate! 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. Stop by to see our new exhibit in the Copper River Gallery, “Winter White” featuring all local artists!

Museum Memories: January 13, 2018

Ken and Don VanBrocklin and Bill Sherman decided to expand their business to include an eight-lane bowling alley. The plans were drawn, and construction...

Museum Memories

The history of formal schooling in Alaska is really two stories. One covers the origins and development of schools for those – mostly Euro-Americans...

Museum Memories

Early Cordovan fishing vessels photographed at Parks Crossing on Eyak River. Parks Crossing was named for the cannery that existed near the mouth of...

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