ONLINE LINKS RELATED TO KENAI PENINSULA HISTORY:

 

Web pages:

 

Alaska Historical Commission – http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/histcomm/histcommission.htm

Alaska Historical Society – http://alaskahistoricalsociety.org/

Alaska Native Heritage Center – http://www.alaskanative.net/

Alaska State Museums – http://museums.alaska.gov/

Alaska’s Digital Archives – http://vilda.alaska.edu/

Alaska's Sesquicentennial Commemoration (Sitka) – https://alaska150.com/

Alutiiq Museum (Kodiak) – https://alutiiqmuseum.org/

Baranov Museum (Kodiak) – http://baranovmuseum.org/

Chugachmiut Virtual Museum Search – http://museum.chugachmiut.org/

Cook Inlet Region Inc. (about) – http://www.ciri.com/our-corporation/

Cooper Landing Historical Society and Museum – http://www.cooperlandingmuseum.com/

Dena’ina Language Home Page / Kahtnuht’ana Qenaga – http://chinook.kpc.alaska.edu/~ifasb/

Dena’inaq’ Duhdeldiht – The Dena’ina Qenaga Learning Center – http://www.languageinsights.net/

Homer News – http://homernews.com/

Homer Tribune – http://homertribune.com/

Hope and Sunrise Historical Society – https://sites.google.com/site/hopehistoricalsite2/

Kasilof Regional Historical Association – http://www.kasilofhistorical.org/

Kenai Peninsula Borough – http://www.kpb.us/

Kenai Peninsula College – http://www.kpc.alaska.edu/

Kenai Peninsula Historical Photo Repository – http://www.kpc.alaska.edu/about/media_and_publications/kpc-historical-photo-repository/

Kenaitze Indian Tribe – https://www.kenaitze.org/

Meeting of Frontiers/ Встреча на границах – http://international.loc.gov/intldl/mtfhtml/mfhome.html

Nanwalek History – https://nanwalekhistory.com/

Ninilchik Russian – http://www.ninilchikrussian.com/index.html

Ninilchik Traditional Council – http://www.ninilchiktribe-nsn.gov/

Peninsula Clarion – http://peninsulaclarion.com/

Pratt Museum – http://www.prattmuseum.org/

Qutekcak Native Tribe – http://sewardaknatives.com/

Redoubt Reporter archive – https://redoubtreporter.wordpress.com/

Resurrection Bay Historical Society – http://www.resbayhistorical.org/

ROSSIA (Russian Orthodox Sacred Sites in Alaska) – https://www.rossialaska.org/

Russian American Colony Singers – http://www.racs.us/

Salamatof Native Association – http://www.salamatof.com/

Seldovia Village Tribe – http://www.svt.org/

Seward House Museum (New York) – http://www.sewardhouse.org/

Seward Museum – http://www.cityofseward.us/index.aspx?NID=905

 

 

Facebook sites:

 

A Work in Progress: Growing Up on the Kenai – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1506702866291449/

Alaska Historical Society – https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaHistoricalSociety

Alaska Native Heritage Center – https://www.facebook.com/Alaska-Native-Heritage-Center-36670628470/

Alutiiq Museum (Kodiak) – https://www.facebook.com/AlutiiqMuseum/

Baranov Museum (Kodiak) – https://www.facebook.com/BaranovMuseum/

Chugachmiut Heritage Preservation Dept. – https://www.facebook.com/ChugachmiutHeritage/

CIRI Foundation – https://www.facebook.com/thecirifoundation/

Dena'ina Qunuhdulzex – https://www.facebook.com/Denaina-Qunuhdulzex-302534010630/

Kasilof Regional Historical Association – https://www.facebook.com/kasilofhistorical

Kenai Historical Society – https://www.facebook.com/Kenai-Historical-Society-109375242430079/

Kenai Peninsula Borough – https://www.facebook.com/Kenai.Peninsula.Borough/

Kenaitze Indian Tribe – https://www.facebook.com/kenaitze/

Museums Alaska – https://www.facebook.com/museumsalaska

Nanwalek History – https://www.facebook.com/nanwalekhistory/

Ninilchik Russian – https://www.facebook.com/groups/131070000322463/

Peninsula Clarion – https://www.facebook.com/peninsulaclarion/

Pratt Museum – https://www.facebook.com/Pratt-Museum-63635892587/

Qutekcak Native Tribe – https://www.facebook.com/qutekcak/

ROSSIA (Russian Orthodox Sacred Sites in Alaska) – https://www.facebook.com/Russian-Orthodox-Sacred-Sites-in-Alaska-135671573152794/

Russian American Colony Singers – https://www.facebook.com/racsingers/

Salamatof Native Association – https://www.facebook.com/salamatofnativeassociationinc/

Seldovia Historical – https://www.facebook.com/seldoviahistorical/

Seldovia Village Tribe – https://www.facebook.com/SeldoviaVillageTribe/

Seward House Museum (New York) – https://www.facebook.com/SewardHouseMuseum/

Seward Community Library & Museum – https://www.facebook.com/Seward.Community.Library.Museum/

Voznesenka Community – https://www.facebook.com/voznesenka/

Contact us at KenaiPeninsulaHistory@gmail.com or (907) 460-7554.

150 Years:
kenai peninsula history
conference

For the first time in a generation, friends and residents of the Kenai

Peninsula will come together to explore its unique history and cultural

diversity.  The 150th anniversary of the US purchase of Alaska from Russia

presents an opportunity to learn about the dramas of the past, their

legacies in the present, and their lessons for the future.

The conference will focus on the 1800s, particularly the period around 1867,

when rule of Alaska transferred from the Russian American Company to the

United States military.  It will examine the ongoing interactions among the area’s Alutiiq/Chugach, Dena’ina, Russian, and U.S. cultures.  Specific topics, to be determined by participants’ interest, may include: resource use and stewardship (such as fur trapping, mining, and salmon fisheries), the role of the Russian Orthodox Church, the story of the garrison of Fort Kenay, and preservation of traditional knowledge (such as indigenous languages, Russian foods, and local foods and medicines).

Scheduled for April 2017, the conference will include presentations about Alaska and local history, plus community activities for all ages.  The main conference presentations will be at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna on Friday and Saturday April 21-22.  Tie-in activities are being planned for other communities and schools around the peninsula.

 

The nonprofit conference relies on volunteers.  Presenters are welcome, but so are people of all ages and background who can donate time to make the conference realize its potential.  Tasks may include: telling civic groups about the conference, sharing history and culture with school children, hosting field trips, helping participants with transportation, set up, take down, filming events, and serving refreshments during breaks.  Please contact us at the email below if you would like to be on our mailing list and get involved.

Stay tuned for updates.  This winter we will issue a call for speakers and for community activities linked to our themes of history and cultures.  At the beginning of 2017 we will firm up the agenda and set up registration.

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