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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

2010 International Conference on Russian America, August 19 - 21, 2010

Members of the New Archangel Dancers
All sorts of offerings will be available during the Russian America Conference, including "White Nights, A Celebration of Russian Culture" - free and open to the public. Click the image above for more details.
photo courtesy of alexander dolitsky
 
 
A cultural crossroads

Until the United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, the Russian empire laid claim to this part of North America. For nearly 100 years, the Russians called Sitka their Alaskan capital.

Under the tsars, Sitka became a unique cultural crossroads of Native Alaskan, Russian, and American communities.

Celebrating this aspect of Sitka's past, on August 19-21, 2010, Sitka National Historical Park will co-sponsor the 2010 Conference on Russian America.

Scholars from around the world will be invited to present original research exploring the history and significance of Sitka. The International Association of Specialists on Russian America will co-sponsor the event with the National Park Service.

More information

Click here for details of the August conference
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Centennial events

For more information, contact Dusty Kidd, lead centennial planner:

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(907) 747-0129
 

Did You Know?

Totem hall at Sitka National Historical Park

Alaska’s Governor John Brady asked leaders from several southeast Alaska villages to donate totem poles for public exhibitions outside of Alaska, and eventually, for display at Sitka’s popular public park. More than a dozen Tlingit and Haida poles were placed along the park’s trail in 1906. More...