Friday Fireside Lecture to focus on President Harding's visit to Alaska

This week’s Fireside lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will focus on President Warren Harding’s visit to Alaska. Harding, in office from 1921-1923, and was the first president to visit Alaska. He was photographed in front of Mendenhall Glacier in July, 1923, less than a month before his death at age 58 in San Francisco. At that time, some speculated that his death might have been caused by tainted Alaska shellfish, others claimed he had a stroke, or a heart attack, and others suspected something more sinister. Pursue the intrigue with local historian Jim Geraghty.

Two presentations will be offered, at 6:30 p.m. and at 8 p.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. There is no charge and the public is welcome to attend.

For more information, call 789-0097.


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