Promoting understanding and bringing cultures together through music, story telling and dance. Featuring world famous Moscow Nights Trio, Russian American Colony Singers, New Archangel Dancers and Alaska Native Dance groups.
A Tour of Sitka’s Museums
The tour begins at Sitka National Historical Park (Totem Park) and ends at the new Sitka History Museum at Centennial Hall where guests are treated to a string quartet playing music of the 1860’s and refreshments. The tour includes: Sitka National Historical Park (Totem Park and the Russian Bishop’s House), Sheldon Jackson Museum, St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sitka Maritime Heritage Society, and the Sitka History Museum.
Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House
Alaska Native speakers, Native dance group performances, and a one act play about the Transfer
Art Exhibit Opening
Alaska Native Perspectives on the Sale of Alaska to the United States
Sitka National Historical Park
Artworks created by selected artists will be on display at Sitka National Historical Park during 2017 in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Cession. Artwork will be displayed with statements by the artists about how their work speaks to the theme of Alaska Native perspectives on the sale of Alaska to the United States and its long-term impacts today.
This opportunity is being offered as a result of a partnership between Sitka National Historical Park and University of Alaska Museum of the North, with the goal of developing a commemorative exhibit that celebrates Alaska Native cultures and acknowledges how transformative the last 150 years has been for the people of Alaska.
Sitka’s 4th graders perform the play The Transfer of Russian American to the United States
Enjoy music from the 1860’s performed by K-12 groups
Sitka Studio of Dance performs ballet of the 1860’s