Park Offers “An Evening in the Park” Program Series
PIO or Contact Person:Becky Latanich
Park Offers "An Evening in the Park" Program Series
Sitka National Historical Park (March 1, 2012) - Looking to liven up these long Alaskan nights?Sitka National Historical Park concludes its winter program series, "An Evening in the Park" during the month of March.
Thursday, March 8th
Curator's Tour of the Russian Bishop's House
This evening tour will focus on the original furnishings and objects in the Russian Bishop's House, and the stories they tell about the people who lived there.Originally completed in 1843, the Bishop's House served as the center of Orthodoxy in Alaska until the time of its sale to the National Park Service in 1972. As a living museum, the chapel and icons of the house continue to be used by the Orthodox Church today.The tour is limited to 10 people and reservations must be made in advance by contacting the Visitor Center at 907-747-0110.Please note: program will take place at the Russian Bishop's House.
Thursday, March 22
Veterinarian Victoria Vosburg will present an engaging introduction to the basic anatomy and physiology of birds using the bald eagle as an example. Come learn about our winged friends' amazing adaptations including hollow bones and their amazing eyes!
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 395 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov/sitk or visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/SitkaNationalHistoricalPark.
Did You Know?
The Battle of 1804 marked the beginning of Russian governance in Alaska. All that remains of this last major conflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives is a clearing at the site of the Tlingit fort and battlefield.