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"The Settling of the Mendenhall Valley" to be the focus of Saturday talk

Posted: December 12, 2013 - 1:09am

Local historian, researcher and speaker Jim Geraghty will share his research into the people and events that shaped the settling of the Mendenhall Valley at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum’s Coffee & Collections presentation Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. This is a free event with coffee provided by Heritage Coffee Company.

Geraghty’s presentation will focus on how this parcel of land, shaped by the recession of the glacier, became the busy place we know today.

For more information regarding this event or other upcoming programs, visit: www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum or call 586-3572.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum’s fall/winter hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free during the month of December thanks to Michelle and Robert Storer.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is a facility of the Juneau Parks & Recreation Department.

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