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February 2017

Make Valentines for Favorite Storytime Authors

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Kodiak Historical Society, 101 E Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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All ages are welcomed to come to the Porch at the Baranov Museum on Saturday, February 4th from 10:30am-1:30pm to make Valentines for a favorite author. Bring your favorite book, or borrow one to share, and tell your favorite author how much you like their books, by sending them a Valentine.

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March 2017

History Speaks! Russian Woodenware with Jim Dillard

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Kodiak Historical Society, 101 E Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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Russian Woodenware is a vital cottage industry in the old world, and a necessary skill in Russian America. Wood carver and enthusiast, Jim Dillard, will provide an overview and demonstrate this skill at the first lecture in the History Speaks series. The program includes a number of rare photos and a live demonstration. An authentic door prize will be awarded at the end of the presentation.

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History Speaks! The Saga of Captain Michael Healy

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Kodiak Historical Society, 101 E Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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Toby Sullivan, Director of the Kodiak Maritime Museum, will present an interesting talk on renowned master of the U.S. Revenue Cutter "Bear," Michael Healy. He was a highly talented and colorful mariner who ably represented the U.S. government from Southeast Alaska to the high Arctic. Healy, known as "Hell Roaring Mike" because of his hot temper and a predilection for drinking was a unique character. Born before the Civil War, the son of a Georgia planter and a mixed race slave. Educated…

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Storytime on the Porch

March 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Kodiak Historical Society, 101 E Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615 United States
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Free

Join Laurie as she reads from Alaska's Mother Goose by Shelly Gill and illustrated by Shannon Cartwright for children six and younger and their parents. After the story, children will be able to decorate their favorite Alaskan animal and take home their own illustration.

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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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