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Annual Founder's Day celebration is Aug. 28

 

August 24, 2017 | View PDF

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Museum curator Maddi McGraw and Dennis McLain look at the finished SS Dora model, which Dennis built over the past several months. Museum curator Maddi McGraw and Dennis McLain look at the finished SS Dora model, which Dennis built over the past several months. Museum curator Maddi McGraw and Dennis McLain look at the finished SS Dora model, which Dennis built over the past several months.

The Resurrection Bay Historical Society will host the annual Founders' Day celebration from 1-4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library and Museum.

The event honors those who landed in what is now the downtown waterfront on Aug. 28, 1903, to establish the town of Seward. The celebration is open to the public and will feature drawings for door prizes, light refreshments, and small-size City of Seward flags to the first 100 visitors.

At 2 p.m., Dennis McLain will present a one-hour program detailing his work on creating a scale model of the SS Dora, which a century ago docked at Seward, one of the regular stops on its runs to Dutch Harbor for the Alaska Steamship Co. During his research on the vessel, McLain uncovered interesting stories and photos that are part of his presentation.

 

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