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Family follows footsteps of ancestor in Alaska

...Collections and Exhibits Jodi Debruyne and Head of Historical Collections Jim Simard to be very helpful. They also enlisted local historian Jim Geraghty to provide a walking tour of the Treadwell Mine ruins."It's so much more important to see it with...
Alaska Day of Honor ? Anthony J. Dimond

...Anthony J. Dimond was celebrated Nov. 30 by Alaska Living History at the Juneau Public Market. John H. Venables, local historian, dressed in his William Henry Seward vintage tuxedo, pompadour wig, stovepipe hat and winter top coat, marched...
Seward statue to be built across from Capitol building

...Dimond Courthouse Plaza, the site where the sculpture will be built."This is phase one," John Venables, the local historian and re-enactor spearheading the project told the supporters gathered at the site. He was costumed as Seward for...
Hills with hearts of ice?

...another next to the main sledding hill. "The kids these days aren't getting as much of a sled ride," Connor said. Local historian Jim Geraghty said when he was a boy, in the 1960s, he and friends used to run across the top of the kame and jump...
"The Settling of the Mendenhall Valley" to be the focus of Saturday talk

Local historian, researcher and speaker Jim Geraghty will share his research into the people and events that shaped the settling of the Mendenhall...
Photo: Ernest Gruening Day

...of their 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...
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Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board awards Certificates of Excellence

...Seward, Alaska's past. Carney is the Seward Community Library Museum Collections Coordinator, and Poleski is a local historian who has volunteered to gather and share Seward's history. Carney and Poleski used archival records including photographs...
My Turn: Agencies can do a better job protecting salmon

...Long House, Haines Mayor Stephanie Scott spoke about the initial controversy surrounding Preserve formation, and local historian Dan Henry recounted that 15 stakeholder groups - including federal and state agencies, miners, loggers, and conservationists...
Ceremony scheduled for Ernest Gruening Day an 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...
Happy (almost) Alaska Day, Juneau

Do you know the difference between Alaska Day and Seward's Day?We could tell you, but a local historian has a sweeter proposal. (Spoiler alert: It involves pancakes.)John Venables, who created the educational program Alaska Living...


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