An award-winning edition of the Gastineau Heritage News hangs in the newsroom of the Juneau Empire. The most recent edition of the biannual newsletter concerns the lurid history of newspapers— including The Boob — in the area. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

An award-winning edition of the Gastineau Heritage News hangs in the newsroom of the Juneau Empire. The most recent edition of the biannual newsletter concerns the lurid history of newspapers— including The Boob — in the area. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Historical society recognized with statewide honor

Gastineau Channel Historical Society extends invite to annual meeting, too.

  • Juneau Empire
  • Friday, October 21, 2022 2:06pm
  • Neighbors

The Gastineau Channel Historical Society was recently awarded the Elva Scott Local Historical Society Award by the Alaska Historical Society for its spring 2022 edition of the Gastineau Heritage News.

The edition included dozens of stories on various aspects of newspapers and journalism along the channel since 1887. In that time, more than 70 newspapers — including one named The Boob — began and perished. Stories included four newspaper editors being indicted on the same day, an editor shooting a rival in the head, the Alaska Daily Empire launching and then destroying two governors as well as the stories of pioneering female writers and editors who produced newspapers.

This is the third straight year the local historical society has been recognized for excellence by the state historical society and the ninth time since the biannual newsletter began publishing in 1984, according to the Gastineau Channel Historical Society.

Past editions of Gastineau Heritage News are available online at juneauhistory.org.

Public invited to its annual meeting

The Gastineau Channel Historical Society invites “anyone anywhere” to participate in its upcoming annual meeting.

The meeting, which will feature totem scholar Emily Moore, is set for 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.13. Moore will explain how she unraveled the mystery surrounding the misnaming of the “Four Story” pole that has long stood in front of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

Moore, who was raised in Ketchikan, is associate professor of art history at Colorado State University.

For a Zoom link to participate in the presentation, send an email to juneauhistory@gmail.com.

Contact the Juneau Empire newsroom at (907) 308-4895. Have a news tip? Email editor@juneauempire.com.

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