Aleutian History Presentation
Sitka National Historical Park is starting a series of evening presentations on a variety of topics throughout the rest of the summer. Our first presentation, on July 16, will be “The Aleutians: A History”, a talk that explores the Aleutian island culture from pre-contact through the end of the sea otter hunting in 1911. Our presenter, Jeff Dickrell, has been teaching history at Unalaska High School for 19 years and is working at the Park this summer through our Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program. The talk will be held from 7 – 8 pm in the Visitor Center at the park and is free and open to the public. Any questions please contact Anne Lankenau 747-0110.
Did You Know?
The transfer of Alaska from Russia took place in Sitka. On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered on Castle Hill, home of Alaska's Russian governors, the American flag was raised, and a brief exchange of statements completed the transfer of Alaska to the United States.