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July 27, 2014
Noted Weaver Teri Rofkar to Present Evening Program and T-Shirt Signing
Sitka National Historical Park will host noted weaver Teri Rofkar for an evening program and t-shirt signing on Tuesday, July 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center Theater.

July 18, 2014
Seeking Local Hire Applicants for Permanent Park Ranger Position
Due to an administrative error, Sitka National Historical Park is re-advertising the GS-09 permanent, full-time, subject-to-furlough position that was announced in June.

July 17, 2014
Summer Evening Program Series Kicks off with Defending the Homeland
The summer evening program series kicks off this week with an hour long free program on "Defending the Homeland" at the park’s visitor center.

July 17, 2014
Beach exploration at Sitka National Historical Park’s intertidal zone.
Join us for a free program for elementary aged students focusing on the intertidal zone of Sitka National Historical Park!

July 14, 2014
Talking Totem Poles: Mobile Technology Aides Sitka’s Interpretive Experience
Traders and travelers have marveled in wonderment at Southeast Alaska's totem poles. If only those early mariners could have taken Sitka National Historical Park’s cell phone walking tour, many of their questions would have been answered.

July 01, 2014
Sitka’s New Mentorship Program Reinforces Culture of Safety
Since May, new park employees at Sitka National Historical Park are paired with experienced staff mentors as part of the “Safety Buddies” program.

June 30, 2014
July 4th Activities
This July 4th, join the staff of Sitka National Historical Park at the Russian Bishop’s House for Independence Day activities.

June 10, 2014
Sitka Weaver Gathers Wool from "Mountain Goat’s Land"
Usually, the mountain goat wool that Tlingit weaver Teri Rofkar spins into yarn for her Raven’s Tail robes comes to her. Handful by handful, the material arrives in the mail from hunters who are harvesting mountain goats for food and from hikers who collect the clumps left by shedding goats.

August 19, 2013
Park Service Conservators Clean and Repair Sitka Totem Poles
This week, these specially trained craftsmen return to the park to clean and conserve five poles along the Totem Trail, and train park maintenance staff on preservation processes.

June 24, 2013
Prescribing The Path to Wealth and Fitness
While many visitors are enriched physically and mentally walking the trails at Sitka National Historical Park, one walker also became a little wealthier this month as a participant of the Park Prescription Program.


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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.