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...

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

Trapping, hunting and subsistence lifestyles were less regulated in the territorial days before statehood. Actually, a lot of things were less regulated before statehood;...

Good Friday earthquake devastated Copper River Highway

The 1964 Good Friday earthquake struck the Prince William Sound Region on March 27th.  This magnitude 9.2 earthquake wrought major changes in the physical...
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: Forest Service’s original ranger boat

Recently the Society published a photo of the M/V Chugach, the US Forest Service’s original ranger boat in Prince William Sound. The Cordova Historical...

Museum Memories

One of the earliest floating canneries in Prince William Sound was brought in for the crab harvest.  To prepare the crab for market, the...

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...

Look at this elegant holiday party taking place in Cordova circa 1930s. The wallpaper or mural is reason enough to delve deeper into this...

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