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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Weekend Movie Program - February 14

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Date: February 12, 2009

Sitka National Historical Park will be continuing our weekend movie series with two movies at the visitor center theater this weekend. Golden Spike will be shown on Saturday, February 14th. This film documents the many hazards and hardships the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads encountered on their journey to meet at Promontory Summit, Utah in 1869. On Sunday, February 15th, the film will be Beneath the Reflections;this film explores the underwater world of Glacier Bay National Park. These films will be shown on the hour, every hour, from 9am to 4pm. It is free and open to everyone, so stop by the visitor center before your walk through the park this coming weekend. For more information contact Chad Corey at 747-0110.

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.