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State museum to host lecture on Alaska's Moon Rock Display

Posted: February 14, 2013 - 1:03am

The Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums will present the first lecture in the 2013 Andrew P. Kashevarof Memorial Lecture Series at the State Museum in Juneau Thursday, Feb. 14. Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson will present “Alaska’s Long-Lost Apollo 11 Moon Rock” beginning at noon.

The series features new research on topics drawn from the collections of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museums, presented by LAM staff and visiting researchers. Admission to the lectures is free; visitors are welcome to bring a lunch.

This weekly series will be presented every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. through March 14. It is held annually in honor of A.P. Kashevarof, the first librarian and curator of the Alaska Historical Library and Museum, 1919-1940. Admission to the lectures is free; visitors are welcome to bring a lunch to eat during the presentation.

Here’s a look at the full schedule:

Feb. 14: “Alaska’s Long-Lost Apollo 11 Moon Rock” with Steve Henrikson, curator of collections, Alaska State Museum

Feb. 21: “They Anointed Our Waters & Our Cup Runneth Over: Litigation Records from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill” with Larry Hibpshman, archivist, Alaska State Archives

Feb. 28: “Science and Ethics in the Care of Shipwreck Artifacts” with Ellen Carrlee, conservator, Alaska State Museums

March 7: “Cosmology of the Tlingit Longhouse” with Sorrel Goodwin, librarian, Alaska State Library Historical Collections

March 14: “Exploring the Archaeology of Alaska’s Colonial Russian Settlements” with Dave McMahan, state archaeologist, Office of History and Archaeology

Winter hours at the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

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