This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Museum Day includes book signing, free admission

This Saturday, Juneauites can take a look into local history for free.

Admission to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum is free all day Saturday in celebration of Museum Day, open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As if that’s not enough reason to go, author Mary Ehrlander will be signing copies of her book, “Walter Harper: Alaska Native Son,” at the City Museum from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The book tells the story of Walter Harper and his wife Frances Wells, who were among the victims of the wreck of the Princess Sophia in 1918.

Coffee will be provided thanks to a donation from Heritage Coffee Company, and copies of the book will be available for purchase in the museum store.

Following the book signing, Ehrlander will give an author’s talk at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum from 2-3 p.m. The program will be recorded for later broadcast on 360 North and on the web at www.360north.org/at-the-apk.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alaska State Library and Collections, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and the Juneau Public Libraries as part of The Great American Read. Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.

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