Museum Memories

The East Coast-based Alaskan Syndicate struggled with their Katalla route. Open to the Gulf of Alaska and its fierce weather, the docks and breakwaters...

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

Here’s a photo from the archives that captures an early view of the City airport with some summertime strollers. The first plane landed in...

Museum Memories

Cordovans have, for many years, been traveling “out-the-road.” It’s just the mode of transportation that’s changed! This lovely young couple seems to be heading...

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

In 1947, the early members of Cordova formed an Isaac Walton league for Cordova determined to bring moose to the Copper River Delta. Merle...

During the summer

118 years ago, the cannery at Orca was visited by the Harriman American expedition. Harriman’s journal detailed their visit: “The idea of stretching their...

Museum Memories – Aug. 19, 2017

It’s just about time for the monsoon season and while Cordovans have never been dissuaded by a ‘little’ water today’s relic from the past only...

Museum Memories: Sept. 29, 2017

Everyone loves a parade! And a marching band is the perfect addition. This military band was most likely a part of the regiment from...

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...

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