Park Evening Program on WWII
Sitka National Historical Park begins a series of evening programs with a presentation by Park Ranger Jon Fish on the WWII fortification of the Sitka area. The program starts at 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 14th, in the visitor center theater. It will include historical photographs and discussion of the lasting effects of the war and the military buildup. Those who were here at the time are particularly invited to attend. The program is free and open to the public. Please call 747-0110 for more information.
Did You Know?
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.