The Whale Project, the community group sponsoring the 25-foot bronze humpback whale and fountain for Juneau's waterfront, has invited the public to a slide presentation by R.T. "Skip" Wallen at noon this Friday, March 9, at the JACC.
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Thanks to all who supported The Whale Project at the recent Bubble Feed Dinner. We raised $13,000 toward the life-scale bronze sculpture and fountain for Juneau's Waterfront. This monument will be a fitting tribute to the 50th anniversary of Alaska Statehood, just as another of Skip Wallen's Juneau landmarks - the "Windfall Fisherman" sculpture of the brown bear across from the Capitol and state courthouse - is a tribute to the 25th anniversary of statehood.
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On July 4, 1959, Alaskans celebrated statehood and American independence in front of the Veterans Memorial Building, now the Juneau Douglas City Museum. At that time, Secretary of State Hugh Wade, Governor William Egan and Juneau Mayor McSpadden, along with delegates from each of the other 48 states, were present to witness the raising of the flag. The ceremony also included the ringing of the bell 49 times signifying Alaska's place as the 49th state of the Union.
Dan Bruce, of Baxter, Bruce & Sullivan, hands a $5,000 check from the firm to Bill Overstreet, former mayor and visionary behind the Whale Project sculpture and fountain to be donated to Juneau in honor of the 50th anniversary of Alaska statehood. Attorneys Kevin Sullivan, center, and Z. Kent Sullivan, right, accompany Bruce.
ANCHORAGE - Alaska lawmakers have honored a senator from Hawaii for his support of their state.
JUNEAU - The Pioneers of Alaska Men's and Women's Igloo 6 recently donated $10,000 to the Whale Project, a group which will place a life-scale humpback whale and fountain on Juneau's waterfront in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Alaska statehood.
In honor of the Seward's Day holiday, John Venables and Alaska Living History will present a celebratory performance at 7 p.m. on Monday at Centennial Hall. Venables is better known in one of his many historical guises, including William Henry Seward.
In honor of the Seward's Day holiday, John Venables and Alaska Living History will present a celebratory performance at 7 p.m. on Monday at Centennial Hall. Venables is better known in one of his many historical guises, including William Henry Seward. In 2009 Venables received a Rasmuson Foundation grant to present his Alaska history program, "Journey to Statehood - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Alaska Statehood" in 20 towns across the state. He also visited Washington, D.C. on Alaska Day.
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