Weekend Movie Program - March 7-8
Sitka National Historical Park will be continuing our weekend movie series with two movies at the visitor center theater. The film on Saturday, March 7th, will be Destiny at Dawn. This film tells the story of how in the early morning hours on November 27, 1868 Lt. Gen. George A. Custer led the 7th Cavalry on a surprise attack into the Cheyenne village of the peaceful Chief Black Kettle. On Sunday, March 8th, the film will be Something More at Stake - Saratoga; this film is about the major British military offensive that took place at Saratoga Battlefield and how an army of citizen-soldiers helped turn the tide of the War for American Independence. 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?
The Battle of 1804 marked the beginning of Russian governance in Alaska. All that remains of this last major conflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives is a clearing at the site of the Tlingit fort and battlefield.