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Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

John Venables, a man who loved Juneau, the 49th state...Delta Junction. For the past year, John Venables had been living in a Delta Junction nursing...little spark."About a month ago, John Venables was able to get his Alaska history book...
Photo: A day of honor for Judge Wickersham

John Venables, right, dressed as Judge James Wickersham, celebrates the Day of Honor...For more information on the Alaska Living HIstory program, contact John Venables at or by calling 321-4500.
Historical re-enactment to celebrate state's purchase

Haines resident John Venables re-enacts historical Alaska figures as a way to help future generations...will sing his song "House of Wickersham" between presentations. John Venables has been visiting local schools on his visit to Juneau to bring...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 6, 2015

...Because of you, thousands of Juneauites had a holiday to remember.Thumbs down to losing a good one. On Thursday, John Venables died in Delta Junction at age 75. Venables will long be remembered for the way he contributed to the understanding...
My Turn: A man to be remembered

...or visit project was a dream of the late well-known Alaskan history re-enactor John Venables, who was its most dedicated advocate. The bronze statue will feature Seward wearing a flowing cape, holding his...
Seward sculpture work is in progress

...story in anticipation of the new sculpture, Becker said.She said the committee, which includes local historian John Venables, the original driver behind the project, was excited to enlist Rubin as the artist. Rubin previously created a monumental...
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Senior lunch fundraiser pancake breakfast

...refreshments, expect a healthy serving of polka music from Dale Wygant and his band, plus Alaska Living History's John Venables in character as William Henry Seward. The breakfast is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under, with funds...
Happy (almost) Alaska Day, Juneau

...proposal. (Spoiler alert: It involves pancakes.)John Venables, who created the educational program Alaska's different from Seward's Day? Click here to read John Venables tell the story in his own words in an article that was...
Photo: Ernest Gruening Day

...grandfather, Ernest Gruening, at the State Historic Library in the State Office Building on Wednesday. Local historian John Venables held a ceremony recognizing Gruening's major contributions as the "Father of Alaska Statehood" and as a champion...
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Ceremony scheduled for Ernest Gruening Day

...observance ceremony to mark the statesman's accomplishments and contributions to the state of Alaska.Local historian John Venables said the ceremony will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Alaska State Library Reading Room.The program...


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