Context: Anchorage People, Past and Present
10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 7Cultural Consultation Room
10 a.m. Cook Inlet Historical Society’s Legends and Legacies, 1910-1940: The Legends and Legacies project began with John Bagoy and features biographies of the people who lived and settled in Anchorage in the early 20th Century. They were from all walks of life: old timers and immigrants, Natives and non-Natives, crusty sourdoughs, and brash newcomers. Parham and Van Horn contributed to expanding the research and populating the website that will help share Anchorage’s history indefinitely.
11 a.m. Anchorage’s Diversity: The municipality of Anchorage boasts three of the most diverse census tracts and high schools in the country. Dr. Farrell discusses his sociological and demographic research and how Anchorage’s diversity has increased. The Anchorage School District has students that speak 99 different languages other than English and more diverse tracts/neighborhoods that exceed the diversity in Queens, New York.
The Anchorage Museum Context series are seasonal classes featuring art, science, history or anthropology experts who illuminate themes explored in the museum’s exhibitions and collections.
$20, members receive a 10 percent discount; preregistration recommended.