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Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

...Wickersham to educate people on Alaska's path to statehood. He was a staple of Juneau's celebrations of Alaska Day, Seward's Day and other Alaska holidays.In recent years, Venables pushed for placement of a larger-than-life statue of Seward...
Friday's Sound and Motion to focus on Treasures from the State Film Library

...our town produced by the late National Geographer photographer and Juneau resident Amos Burg; and, just in time for Seward's Day March 31, Elmer Rasmussen discusses America's purchase of Alaska from Russia in an episode of the "Heritage of...
In the Stacks: New adult nonfiction

...of Muir's most thrilling Alaskan adventures.Monday, March 31, all public libraries will be closed in honor of Seward's Day.For more information, visit or call 586-5249.
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...more about Alaska Day, or how it's different from Seward's Day? Click here to read John Venables tell the story in...
Seward statue to be built across from Capitol building

...gathered at the site. He was costumed as Seward for the event. "Phase two will start in six months when we celebrate Seward's Day holiday, March 30."No ground was actually broken, but the event was held to celebrate the first real benchmark...
Historian tells the story behind Alaska Day

...Alaska was first purchased.' No, the contract was purchased, was negotiated on March 30, 1867, why we celebrate Seward's Day, the other state holiday."Here's that story, in his own words:"The United States and Russia had been talking...
Local | 100 Anniversary
Southeast Sagas: Buying the 'icebox' got Seward little credit in Sitka, the capital of Russian America, on October 18, 1867. The raising of the Stars and Stripes marked the end of 126 years of tsarist exploration and rule on the North American continent. And thus we celebrate Seward's Day.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Celebrating Seward's Day By August Martin On the day Alaska...Letter by August Martin Celebrating Seward's Day 032700 Oped 4 The Juneau Empire...Martin Home>Archives> Celebrating Seward's Day 27° AP Video and News ...
Juneau Empire Story Archive business Home>Archives> Business calendar Business calendar This week in business THE JUNEAU EMPIRE Monday Seward's Day, all city offices closed. Special Assembly Meeting re: ordinance 99-04 immediately followed by a committee of...
Juneau libraries hosting March events

...share and see what others are reading. The Downtown and Douglas libraries will be closed on March 28 in observation of Seward's Day. The Mendenhall Mall location will be open from noon to 5 p.m. For more information about library events, visit...


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