Photo: A day of honor for Judge Wickersham

John Venables, right, dressed as Judge James Wickersham, celebrates the Day of Honor celebration Monday for the late judge at the House of Wickersham, which Wickersham purchased with his wife, Grace, in 1928. The house displays an extensive collection of mamorabilia, artifacts and Native art. Wickersham is one of nine notable Alaskans the State Legislature has deemed worthy of a Day of Honor. The next day will be Oct. 8 in honor of Governor William Egan. For more information on the Alaska Living HIstory program, contact John Venables at johnhenryvenables@yahoo.com or by calling 321-4500.

John Venables, right, dressed as Judge James Wickersham, celebrates the Day of Honor celebration Monday for the late judge at the House of Wickersham, which Wickersham purchased with his wife, Grace, in 1928.

The house displays an extensive collection of mamorabilia, artifacts and Native art. Wickersham is one of nine notable Alaskans the State Legislature has deemed worthy of a Day of Honor. The next day will be Oct. 8 in honor of Governor William Egan.

For more information on the Alaska Living HIstory program, contact John Venables at johnhenryvenables@yahoo.com or by calling 321-4500.

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This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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