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.
Historian Harvey Brandt speaks about the Ice Business in Alaska.
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.
Chris Allan, National Park Service historian and President of the Alaska Historical Society, will give a talk titled Destination Sitka – Special Correspondents and the Scramble to Report on the 1867 Transfer of Russian American to the United States