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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...
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...
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...
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...
Around Town for Thursday, Oct. 24

...586-5267. Seward Memorial Statue groundbreaking, 11 a.m., Dimond Courthouse Plaza. Ground breaking ceremony for William Henry Seward statue.Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. With Alexander Dolitsky, author of "Old Russia...
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...
June 30 marks a historic day, vote in Alaska's history

...In the show, he dresses up as three important figures in Alaska Statehood history: Judge James Wickersham, William Henry Seward and E.L. "Bob" Bartlett. Venables stresses Bartlett's role in getting the statehood bill passed. Bartlett...
Historian tells the story behind Alaska Day

...knocks on (Secretary of State William Henry Seward's house) door at 9 o' us 10 million dollars? William Henry Seward said I'll offer you five...that have to be paid. But William Henry Seward had been in these kinds of...
Local | 100 Anniversary
First Friday openings include new exhibits at state museum

...Seward St. Reception: 4-7 p.m. Alaska-history storyteller John H. Venables, dressed in character as William Henry Seward, will be signing his new book "Journey to Statehood." In addition, wilderness photographer Ron Gile, the...


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