Alaska Historical Commission Meeting Docket

Winter Meeting, Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Alaska Historical Commission will meet via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, February 29, from 9 am to noon, to review Certified Local Government (CLG) and Historic Preservation grant applications. Additionally, commission members will review one Geographic Name proposal, a peak in Chugach State Park, tabled during the November 16 meeting, and hear updates on other preservation activities. Any person or group wishing to address the Commission on grant applications or other issues concerning history or historic preservation is invited to participate in the public comment session starting at 10:00 am. Those wishing to comment by phone or listen to the meeting must make arrangements in advance by calling (907) 269-8714, emailing, or writing to the Office of History and Archaeology, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, 550 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 1310, Anchorage, AK 99501-3565.

Tentative Meeting Agenda for February 29, 2024

List of Cerifed Local Government grant applications
On November 17, 2023, OHA announced another round of CLG 60-40 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) matching grant projects. A summary of the nine grant applications received is included in the grant section of this update and will be considered for funding at the February 29 meeting. On January 22, 2024, OHA received nine (9) CLG grant applications for a total of $202,408.

City of Cordova: Historic Walking Tour Update – $2,579

City of Cordova: Survey – $9,031

City of Ketchikan: Historic Preservation Plan: Phase 2 – $35,000.

City of Ketchikan: Pioneer Hall Foundation Stabilization – $50,000

City of Ketchikan: Yates Nomination – $7,200

City of Kodiak: Historic Preservation Plan – $50,000

City of Seward: Walking Tour Update – $9,727

FNSB/City of Fairbanks: HP Interp Display – $31,050

Municipality of Anchorage: Local Historic Resources Survey Database – $6,000

List of Historic Preservation grant applications
On November 17, 2023, OHA announceda call for Historic Preservation grants for 50-50 matching grant projects. On January 22, 2024, OHA received 17 Historic Preservation grant applications for a total of $602,940.

Ballaine House Restoration - $25,000

Brown & Hawkins Fire Suppression Installation (2nd Phase) – $50,000

Eldred Rock Lighthouse Pre-development – $6,500

Fort McGilvray Preservation Plan – $47,965

Pioneer Hall Foundation Stabilization – $40,000

Japonski Island Boathouse Fire Suppression (2nd Phase) – $45,000

Mayflower Building Handrail Rehabilitation – $11,258

Pilgrim Hot Springs Cultural Resources Management Plan – $47,384

Rapuzzi House (NHL) Restoration – $25,000

Old Saint Nicholas (Eklutna Chapel) Restoration – $50,000

Sentinel Island Lighthouse Rehabilitation – $50,000

Sheldon Jackson (NHL) School Porch, Steps & Walkways – $36,700

Sheldon Jackson (NHL) Sage Hall Turbine Room Rehabilitation – $35,538

Snug Harbor Cannery Historic Building Condition Assessment – $15,000

St. Peter's by the Sea Stone Butrress Repairs – $30,000

Van Gilder Hotel Rehabilitation – $50,000

Weatherell Cabin Rehabilitation – $37,595

Geographic Names Reports and Maps

Mount Elliott