• Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center Mountains

    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Park Offers Final Program in Summer Series in 2012

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Date: August 27, 2012

PIO or Contact Person:Becky Latanich

Telephone Number:907-747-0132

E-mail address: becky_latanich@nps.gov

Park Offers Final Program in Summer Series

 

Sitka National Historical Park (August 27, 2012) - Sitka National Historical Park concludes its summer evening program series this week.

Fort Ross:An Overlooked Chapter in Russian American History

Wednesday, August 29th

7:00 p.m.

Many people are surprised to learn that a Russian colony also existed on the northern California coast. Join Ranger Anne Lankenau as she relates the story of this outpost of Russian America - who was there, why they came, what they did, why they left, and the legacy they left behind.

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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...