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Alaska Historical Commission Fall 2013 Meeting
The Alaska Historical Commission will meet Friday, December 13, 2013, at Anchorage. The members will talk with the Friends of Nike Site Summit and others about the Cold War conference being planned for September 4-6, 2014 in Anchorage. The conference is to recognize the 25th anniversary of the Friendship Flight, one of the events signaling the end of the Cold War. Sergei Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev, is scheduled to speak. Barbara Propes, Lt. Governor’s office, and Peter Mulcahy are co-chairing the planning committee. If interested in helping plan and execute the conference, please contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org / 907.465.3520. The commission members also will review Certified Local Government grant applications and several geographic name proposals at the meeting.
Bristol Bay sailboat added to National Register of Historic Places
Libby's No. 23 (Bristol Bay double-ender - National Park Service photo)
(Anchorage, AK) – State Historic Preservation Officer Judy Bittner welcomes the announcement that Libby’s No. 23, a Bristol Bay double-ender sailboat at Port Alsworth, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Double-ender sailboats, used from the late 1800s until motorized boats were permitted in 1951, symbolize the legendary Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishery. Starting in 1914, Libby’s No. 23 was one of the 1,200 double-enders with two-man crews annually fishing at the mouths of the five large rivers that enter the waters of Bristol Bay, which were often perilous for these small boats. Libby’s No. 23 is one of just three museum quality double-ender fishing boats known to exist in the region. It was part of the Libby, McNeil & Libby, Graveyard Koggiung cannery fishing fleet. Each cannery had a unique paint scheme and Libby’s Graveyard boats were “Libby’s orange.”
In 1953 the cannery sold the boat and it was used to move freight on Lake Clark. Restoration of the boat to its appearance while used for fishing in Bristol Bay began in 1997 and was completed in 2005. The boat is now on display outside the visitor center at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Port Alsworth.
Historic Dena’ina fish cache added to National Register
Dena’ina fish cache
(Anchorage, AK) – State Historic Preservation Officer Judy Bittner welcomes the announcement that the Wassillie Trefon Dena’ina Fish Cache standing at Port Alsworth has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Matanuska Colony farmhouse added to National Register
(Anchorage, AK) – State Historic Preservation Officer Judy Bittner welcomes the announcement that the Campbell House, an original Matanuska Colony farmhouse built in 1935, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The farmhouse, located south of Palmer on Inner Springer Loop Road, is a rare example of an intact frame-built home from the colony period that still has historical and physical integrity. It joins more than 15 other Colony properties already listed on the Register, according to Bittner.
The Campbell House was added to the National Register – the nation’s catalog of more than 85,000 historic properties worthy of preservation – on April 3.
For information about listing an Alaska property in the National Register, please contact the Office of History and Archaeology by calling 907-269-8721. The office address is 550 West 7th Ave., Suite 1310, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3565.
Cordova’s Igloo Hall added to National Register of Historic Places
Cordova Igloo Hall (Photo courtesy of National Park Service)
Judy Bittner, State Historic Preservation Officer, welcomes the recent announcement that the Pioneers of Alaska Igloo Number 19 building in Cordova has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
New Guidelines for Integrated Business System / Alaska Heritage Resources Survey (IBS/AHRS) Access
Beginning July 1, 2011 the Office of History and Archaeology has new guidelines for Integrated Business System / Alaska Heritage Resources Survey (IBS/AHRS) access.
Please see: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/ahrs/ahrs.htm for details.
All users must complete all the applicable forms found at the above web site to continue accessing the IBS/AHRS.
An OHA Litigation Disclosure Form and an AHRS Data Request Form must be completed for each project; the user agreements are renewed annually.
In addition, non-agency personnel and contractors are required to:
(1) demonstrate a legitimate business or research need,
(2) attend an IBS/AHRS training course,
(3) submit proof of completion of a B.S. or B.A. degree in archaeology, and anthropology, architectural history, history, or historic preservation.
Please note that contractors working for a federal, state, or local agencies are not considered agency users.
The IBS/AHRS Orientation Workshop is a half day training that is offered at OHA on the second Thursday of each month. For individuals outside Anchorage training is offered via the web as needed. The training provides IBS/AHRS users with the basic skills needed to effectively and responsibly use the digital and paper resources of the Office of History and Archaeology.
Office of History and Archaeology, 550 W. 7th Ave. Suite 1310, Anchorage AK 99501-3565
Phone: (907) 269-8721, Fax: (907) 269-8908, email: email@example.com
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