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My Turn: Seward's statue, scars and all

...regarding Seward's life and trip to this area.About Seward's earlier political history, Henry writes: "William Henry Seward devoted most of his political career toward the abolition of slavery. In 1846, he defended William Freeman...
Seward statue to be built across from Capitol building

...erect a life-size statue of William Henry Seward in Juneau began Thursday a life-size statue of William Henry Seward somewhere in Juneau," he...It'll be fantastic to honor William Henry Seward," Becker said. "John Venables...
Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

...Delta Junction. He was 75.Venables was known for his historical costumes and re-enactments, dressing up as William Henry Seward and Judge James Wickersham to educate people on Alaska's path to statehood. He was a staple of Juneau's celebrations...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 6, 2015

...the way he contributed to the understanding and commemoration of Alaska history. Venables frequently dressed as William Henry Seward and Judge James Wickersham to educate visitors and Alaskans about the 49th state's history. Venables may be...
Alaska Day of Honor ? Anthony J. Dimond

...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 all the rooms at Centennial Hall with...
Senior lunch fundraiser pancake breakfast

...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 going to maintaining access to...
Creating the figures for tomorrow's museums

...confront the children of today. Who will step up to face the challenges and make names for themselves like the William Henry Seward, Bob Bartlett, and Elizabeth Peratrovich? But as Banghart explained to me, for every major historical character...
Southeast Sagas: Buying the 'icebox' got Seward little credit

...Probably every eighth-grader in the state knows who William Henry Seward is and how this former presidential candidate is...Great Land filtered out, and expansionists like William Henry Seward took note. In the fall of 1860, Seward noted that...
Seward's folly goes on celebrating Seward

...smoking outside the State Office Building about a block away from Seward Street, said she knew nothing about William Henry Seward. "A senator or a governor?" a man nearby asked, with a shrug. Another woman pointed to an older crowd...
Seward, signer of Alaska purchase, honored Monday

...5, 1861, the certificate of appointment naming William Henry Seward as U.S. Secretary of State hangs in an upstairs...New York's) most important historical figures. William Henry Seward had served as governor of New York for eight years...


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