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March 2017

STORIS – The Galloping Ghost of the Alaskan Coast

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kodiak Public Library, 612 Egan Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00pm the screening of Damon Stuebner's film about the USCG Cutter Storis will be shown at the Kodiak Public Library. Presented by the Kodiak Historical Society and the Kodiak Maritime Museum, this 100-minute film has won several awards including, "Best of Alaska, 2016" and was an official selection in the 2015 Anchorage International Film Festival. This free event will be shown in the multipurpose room of the Library, and copies of the DVD will be available…

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History Speaks! The Alaska Purchase & Treaty of Cession

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kodiak Historical Society, 101 E Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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Join us on Seward’s Day to celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia with Kodiak’s own Dr. Gary Stevens, former history professor at Kodiak College. Gary will explore and discuss the impact of the purchase, the initial military control of Alaska which really treated us as a colony once again and the eventual expansion into a territory and a state. This event will help us kick off a six-month celebration of the purchase of Alaska, from…

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April 2017

Pysanky on the Porch

April 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Kodiak Historical Society, 101 E Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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Pysanky, or Ukranian Easter Eggs, will be created at April's  Arts & Crafts session at the Baranov Museum. Using traditional Ukrainian folk designs, wax-resist methods, and traditional tools, participants will be able to create at least two eggs to take home. Signups are required for this 2-day event, with a limit of eight adults or young adults per session. There will be two sessions per day, 10:30am & 1:30pm. The event is free for Museum members, and $5 for nonmembers.Because…

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History Speaks! Caring for Your Keepsakes

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kodiak Historical Society, 101 E Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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At this session, an introduction to at-home preservation will be presented by Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Alana Blumenthal. She will show examples of how the Museum cares for its artifacts and offer suggestions of affordable solutions for your treasures at home.  Join the Kodiak Historical Society for this fun and informative presentation on how to protect your family heirlooms. Admission is free andopen to the public, and refreshments are served, including cookies, compliments of Java Flats.

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History Speaks! Determining the Floral Diversity of the Kodiak Archipelago

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kodiak Historical Society, 101 E Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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Stacy Studebaker, naturalist,botanist, author, and environmental educator will present a talk on how she documented Kodiak's Plant life across the archipelago. The program shows the collection process and Stacy’s botanical work over the last 30 years with emphasis on her ten years working as the volunteer field botanist on the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Using historical and modern records held in the various herbaria around he world, around 680 species of vascular plants have been documented on the Kodiak Archipelago. Every summer, the…

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Storytime on the Porch

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Kodiak Historical Society, 101 E Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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Children ages 0-5 and their parents are encouraged to join the Baranov Museum for Storytime on the Porch. We will read "Whales Passing" by Eve Bunting, followed by a short craft activity. For more information, contact Curator of Education, Laurie, at 486.5911

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May 2017

History Speaks! Benjamin Woche

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us Wednesday night for the interesting story of Benhamin Woche. The letters of this Alaska Commercial Company storekeeper are a vital source of information about economic change in the village of Kaguyak during1896-1904. Woche’s letters provide fascinating insight into his complex personality and the challenges of the early American period in Kodiak’s villages. Join us as researcher, Deb Carver shares what she's learned about this interesting character in Kodiak's history. Free refreshments compliments of Java Flats and the Kodiak…

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Arts & Crafts at the Baranov Museum: Impressions of Kodiak

May 13 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Kodiak Historical Society, 101 E Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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What is your impression of Kodiak?  A salmonberry leaf, a shell, a spruce tip?  Join us to create your own Kodiak Impressions necklace, medallion, or bracelet with “Sculpy” oven-bake clay. You can bring a small object to press into the clay to how your impression of Kodiak or chose from those provided. All ages are welcomed to this free event, children under 8 may need parental assistance.  Save

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Storytime on the Porch

May 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Kodiak Historical Society, 101 E Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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Celebrate the start of the salmon season by listening to the story, S is for Salmon by Hannah Viano. Children ages 0-5 are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal and join in the fun and create an alphabet page of their own. and B is for Baranov, come join the story and the first salmon of the season. Saturday, May 20th

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History Speaks! Celebrate our Golden Anniversary

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baranov Museum in June, 2015

The Baranov Magazin has been transformed many times to become the museum it is today. Join us to learn the story of the early days of the Kodiak Historical Society and the Baranov Museum, from the woman who served as its director for 25 years from 1971-1996 and help us to celebrate our 50th birthday. Thank you to Java Flats for donating cookies for this season's History Speaks series. For more information, contact Curator of Education, Laurie Madsen at 486-5911.

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