July 4th Activities
Contact: Jon Fish, 907-747-0110
Sitka National Historical Park (June 30, 2014): 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 a.m. 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.
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.