2 hour interpretive hike part-way up the Mount Verstovia Trail to observe and discuss Russian timber harvesting and charcoal pits. Rain or shine.
Alexis Liberovsky has been the Archivist of the Orthodox Church in America since 1988, and will present on Orthodoxy in Alaska from 1867 to 1917.
Jenya Anichenko, Ph.D, Director of the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society, presents Love at the time of Russian America.
Archaeologist Anne Pollnow presents Before Contact: Linking local archaeological finds and Tlingit oral history prior to Russian contact.
Wayne Jensen of the Alaska Historical Commission will speak about about William Seward, including a history of his early life, his time as Lincoln’s Secretary of State and as Secretary of State in Andrew John’s cabinet, the negotiation of the Alaska Treaty of Cession, and his visit to Alaska in 1869.