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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...
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...
Seward statue to be built across from Capitol building

...the sculpture will be built."This is phase one," John Venables, the local historian and re-enactor spearheading...fantastic to honor William Henry Seward," Becker said. "John Venables has his project, and we think it's a great idea...
Seward's Day breakfast

...Senior Center at 895 West 12th Street. Adults eat for $12 and children under 12 for $6. There will be live music, John Venables in the persona of Seward and lots of great food. There is parking behind the building in the Bill Ray Parking lot...
Final agenda for legislative centennial

...10 a.m. breakfast program entitled "Waffles With Wickersham," featuring Judge James Wickersham impressionist John Venables, which will explore Wickersham's 1912 efforts to establish Alaska as an official territory of the United States...
Legislative centennial celebrations kick off be, among other tales.As part of the centennial celebration, earlier in the day on Sunday, local historian John Venables gave a presentation in character as Delegate James Wickersham on the former judge's 1912 congressional push to see...


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