Venables to present on Alaska living history

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009

John Venables, of Haines, will present a living history program featuring three prominent figures in Alaska's history at 7 p.m. Saturday at the downtown library.

Venables, dressed in period attire, will discuss William Henry Seward, the former U.S. Secretary of State who negotiated the purchase of Alaska in 1867; Judge James Wickersham, the first judge in the interior who later served seven terms as Alaska's non-voting delegate to the U.S. Congress; and E.L. "Bob" Bartlett, who became Alaska's first senior U.S. senator in 1959.

The program is supported by the Alaska Humanities Forum and the Rasmuson Foundation, along with the National Foundation for the Humanities and the We the People program.

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