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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Ranger-led Programs -- August 2-8

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Date: July 31, 2008

Unless otherwise noted, all programs meet at the visitor center and many involve an easy stroll through the forest on park trails. These activities are free to the public. For more information, call (907) 747-0110. Activities planned for August 2-8:

Saturday, August 2

2:00 pm – Tidal Creatures: Join Ranger Cerisa Swanberg to become acquainted with the rich animal and plant life of the Park’s intertidal zone. Rubber boots are recommended.

Sunday, August 3

2:00 pm - Carved History: Join a ranger for a guided walk through the park focusing on the totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Monday, August 4

2:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Tuesday, August 5

2:00 pm– Plants in the Park: Join a ranger for a walk and talk on medicinal and edible plants found in Sitka National Historical Park.

Wednesday, August 6

2:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Thursday, August 7

2:00 pm – Battle Walk: Join a ranger for a guided walk to the sites of the Kiks.ádi fort and the Battle of 1804.

Friday, August 8

2:00 pm – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Did You Know?

Map of Alaska and the continental United States

On January 3, 1959, Alaska was admitted as the 49th state of the Union. The 49-star American flag was flown in Sitka for the first time on July 4 of that year.