News & Events

2017-18 Lecture Series

The TYHS has an active schedule of speakers at our monthly public free lectures held in Pioneer Hall at Pioneer Park at 7 PM unless otherwise noted.  Our next speakers will be:

January 2018:  No lecture.

SPECIAL EVENT:  January 25, 2018, 6:00-7:30 PM, Murie Auditorium, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Making Cultural Heritage Sustainable. Balancing Preservation and Energy Consumption in Cultural Heritage Collections.

Cultural heritage organizations such as museums, libraries, and archives, commercial galleries, and private collectors are increasingly faced with making difficult choices between providing appropriate environmental conditions for the long-term preservation of significant artifacts and documents and paying for rising utilities costs for energy, whether for fossil fuels or renewable energy sources.

Jeremy Linden, of Linden Preservation Services Inc., has for two decades consulted on creating built environments that address sustainable building practices in structures preserving cultural heritage. His clients have included Harvard University, the Museum of History and Industry (Seattle) and Library of Congress, among many others.

February 21, 2018:  Celebrating National Student History events with UAF graduate student Sam Urban discussing his research on Jesuits in Alaska.

March 21, 2018:  Early and Contemporary Interior Alaska American Pioneers by Dorothy James.

April 18, 2018:  Sketching and Archiving River Steamers by Ray Bonnell

May 16, 2018:  Early Agriculture in the Tanana Valley, panel and discussion led by Pat Holloway.