The Sesquicentennial of Seward’s Folly

On Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10:30-noon at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Wayne Jensen will present the program “The Sesquicentennial of Seward’s Folly” as part of the Museum’s on-going Coffee & Collections series.

Next year, 2017, marks the 150th anniversary of the 1867 Treaty of Cession that transferred Russia’s interest in Alaska to the United States. Jensen’s presentation will include a history of William H. Seward, his contributions to our nation’s history, his role in the Treaty of Cession between Russia and the US for Alaska and his visit to Alaska in 1869.

To commemorate the Sesquicentennial, a statue of William H. Seward will be erected in the Court Plaza in Juneau in 2017. Jensen’s presentation will include the process of creating the statue, an introduction of the Ketchikan artists Dave and Judy Rubin and the events leading to the dedication on July 3, 2017.

This is a free program and is sponsored by Heritage Coffee Company, who supplies the hot coffee.

For information regarding this program or exhibits and other events, visit: or call 586-3572.

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