The National Park Service makes every effort to keep the public informed about news events, special and recurring events, projects, and accomplishments which occur within and around the units of the Park Service.
Sitka National Historical Park provides news releases to local newspapers, radio stations, and television stations; current and past news releases can also be found here on the park web site.
Raising a new totem pole in Sitka national Historical Park
Click here to see and hear impressions of the pole raising provided by Raven Radio.
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.