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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

July 4th Activities at Sitka National Historical Park

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Date: July 3, 2012

Contact Person:Becky Latanich

Telephone Number:907-747-0132

E-mail address:becky_latanich@nps.gov

July 4th Activities at Sitka National Historical Park

 

Sitka National Historical Park (June 28, 2012): This July 4th, join the staff of Sitka National Historical Park at the Russian Bishop's House for Independence Day activities.

Children's Games from Long Ago

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Children of all ages are invited to participate in games and activities similar to those played by children during the Russian American Period.Games will be played from 10:30 to 12:00 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Russian Bishop's House.Parents and other adults are encouraged to attend.

Russian Tea Service Demonstrations

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join rangers from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Russian tea demonstrations and Russian-era costumed interpretation.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of Castle Hill

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.