2018-19 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.
Wednesday, 19 September, 2018
“James W. Dalton” presented by Patty Peirsol (and Clark Milne, in absentia, now bicycling in Northern France!)
In 1981, over 37 years ago, the road leading north to Prudhoe Bay was designated the
“James William Dalton Highway”. But, why James Dalton?
More than five years ago, Mike Dalton began attempting to have a sign installed along the highway, describing her late husband’s important involvement in opening the state up for petroleum, minerals, transportation, defense and communication.
A little over two years ago, Mike and daughter Libby traveled the road with 14 homemade signs telling Jim Dalton’s story. Clark and Karen Milne traveled with them and helped nail signs to trees along the way.
Then, just over eight months ago, Patty Peirsol took on a project to finally get a sign designed, fabricated and installed.
Learn how this collaboration started and how these Fairbanksans, from different walks of life, came together to make this happen. See the final outcome, learn about the life of James Dalton and – perhaps – along with the Tanana Yukon Historical Society- become a supporter and donor.
Fairbanks Local History Lecture Series
The Fairbanks North Star Public Libraries present: Fairbanks Local History Lecture Series. Lectures and multimedia shows compiled and presented by Joan Skilbred. All lectures begin at 7:00 PM and will be held in the Noel Wien Auditorium in the Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles Street, Fairbanks.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – Ewing & Swanson, Two Early Day Success Stories