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Open House at Sitka National Historical Park

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Date: March 14, 2009

Everyone who calls Sitka home is a part of the story told at Sitka National Historical Park. The oldest national park in Alaska–used daily for nearly one hundred years by local Sitkans–shares the living culture of the Tlingit, Russia’s long history in Southeast Alaska, and the amazing ecosystems which have shaped those stories each day to visitors from around the world. 

 

Over the next two weeks, Sitka National Historical Park will host a series of special events and public meetings. We would like to invite everyone in the community to help us evaluate how we tell the park’s stories. Please come, provide your thoughts and ideas, and help shape the future of Sitka NHP for years to come.

 

On Saturday and Sunday, March 14th and 15th, the Park will have an open house event to introduce several exciting new things: everything from cell phone walking tours to a new film for the Russian Bishop’s House will be discussed and reviewed. Park exhibits will be open all day, with rangers available to answer your questions and take comments on how the park can improve its services. 

 

Saturday, March 14

8:00    –  Visitor Center exhibits open

9:00    –  Russian Bishop’s House (Ranger-led Tour)

10:00 –  Carved History (Ranger-led Tour)

11:00 –  Russian Bishop’s House (Ranger-led Tour)

12:00 –  Long Range Interpretive Plan Review

1:00    – Visitor Center Exhibits and Cultural Center Tour

2:00    –  Battle Walk (Ranger-led Tour)

3:00    –  Russian Bishop’s House (Ranger-led Tour)

4:00    –  Russian Bishop’s House Film Review

5:00    – Cell Phone Walking Tour (Bring your cell phone

 

Sunday, March 15

8:00    –  Visitor Center exhibits open

9:00    –  Russian Bishop’s House (Ranger-led Tour)

10:00  –  Battle Walk (Ranger-led Tour)

11:00 –  Russian Bishop’s House (Ranger-led Tour)

12:00 –  Long Range Interpretive Plan for Review

1:00    –  Visitor Center Exhibits and Cultural Center Tour

2:00    –  Carved History (Ranger-led Tour)

3:00    –  Russian Bishop’s House (Ranger-led Tour)

4:00    –  Russian Bishop’s House Film Review

5:00    –  Cell Phone Walking Tour (Bring your cell phone)

 

The following week, formal presentations will be given on the park’s Long Range Interpretive Plan. These meetings will be held in Sitka at the Park’s theater and in Juneau at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Come learn how this plan will shape the future of the Park, and how you can be a part of the process, particularly as we look toward celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010. Refreshments will be provided.

 

In Sitka, National Historical Park theatre:

Friday, March 20th, at 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 21st, at 1:00 PM

 

In Juneau, ANB Camp 2 Hall:

Sunday, March 22nd, 2:00 PM

 

For more information, call 747-0110.

Did You Know?

Totem hall at Sitka National Historical Park

Alaska’s Governor John Brady asked leaders from several southeast Alaska villages to donate totem poles for public exhibitions outside of Alaska, and eventually, for display at Sitka’s popular public park. More than a dozen Tlingit and Haida poles were placed along the park’s trail in 1906. More...