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July 15 - 20 Ranger-led Programs at Sitka NHP

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Date: July 15, 2013

PIO or Contact Person: Angie Richman 
Telephone Number: (907) 747-0134 
E-mail Address: angie_richman@nps.gov 

Week of July 14: Ranger-led Programs 

SITKA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK (July 15, 2013) – Sitka National Historical Park offers daily guided programs revealing the park’s diverse natural and cultural resources.

The Battle Walk returns to the battleground and former fort site of the Tlingit-Russian Battle of 1804, which was pivotal in determining the history of the Alaska region. Offered daily, this free, guided walk is approximately three-quarters of a mile, and lasts about 45 minutes to one hour. 

The Totem Walk tells the stories and legends of the totem poles on the Totem Trail, focusing on the common totem figures, the origins of the 1903 John Brady collection, carving methods, and the native culture of Southeast Alaska. Offered daily, this free, guided walk is approximately one mile, and lasts about one hour. 

The Discovery Walk features topics ranging from local flora to banana slugs to cultural history. Offered daily, the duration and distance of this free, guided walk varies with the program. 

For more information, call the visitor center desk an hour before the start time. 

Ranger-guided schedules this week are: 

Monday, July 15 
9 a.m. – Totem Walk 
10 a.m. – Battle Walk 
2:15 p.m. – Discovery Walk 

Tuesday, July 16 
9 a.m. – Totem Walk 
10 a.m. – Battle Walk 
2:15 p.m. – Discovery Walk 

Wednesday, July 17 
9 a.m. – Battle Walk 
10 a.m. – Totem Walk 
1:15 p.m. – Totem Walk 
2:15 p.m. – Discovery Walk 

Thursday, July 18 
9 a.m. – Totem Walk 
10 a.m. – Battle Walk 
1:15 p.m. – Totem Walk 

Friday, July 19 
9 a.m. – Totem Walk 
10 a.m. – Battle Walk 
1:15 p.m. – Totem Walk 
2:15 p.m. – Discovery Walk 

Saturday, July 20 
9 a.m. – Totem Walk 
10 a.m. – Battle Walk 
2:15 p.m. – Discovery Walk 

All ranger-led tours are free, and meet at the Sitka NHP visitor center on Lincoln Street. For more information about the ranger-guided tours at Sitka NHP, call the visitor center at (907) 747-0110, or visit the event schedule online at www.nps.gov/sitk. 

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