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Seward Community Library & Museum

239 6th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
+1 907-224-4082
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Small museum packed with information

The museum is on the first floor of the library. The video interviews about the 1964 tsunami were... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
cpieper
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Exploring the Past!

I used to help chaperone middle school students to the wonderful town of Seward! One of the... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
terris770
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Chugiak, Alaska
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The Seward Community Library & Museum is a department of the City of Seward. As a non-profit department, we strive to meet the information needs of local residents and visitors as a unique public library, local history museum and community center, with free WiFi, public access computers, a Community Room and a smaller Meeting Room and many spaces for people to meet, play and learn. We have free WiFi and public access computers. All are welcome! Winter Hours: Mid-September to Mid-May Closed Sundays Library Mon, 11am-6pm Tues-Thurs, 11am-8pm Fri-Sat, 11am-6pm Museum Fri-Sat, 12pm-5pm Free winter admission Summer Hours: Mid-May to Mid-September Library Opens at 10am, all else same as winter Museum Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm Sunday, 1pm-5pm (depends on volunteer availability) $4 admission for ages 13+ Summer Movie Program Iditarod National Historic Trail: A History 24 minutes Mon-Sat, 2pm $2 Suggested Donation Lost photo IDs, keys, cell phones, computers and devices will be turned into the Seward Police Dispatch after closing.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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239 6th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
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+1 907-224-4082
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The museum is on the first floor of the library. The video interviews about the 1964 tsunami were really informative and it was interesting to hear the people's personal memories. There was also some memorabilia from the early Iditarod races, which was fun to see....More

Thank cpieper
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

I used to help chaperone middle school students to the wonderful town of Seward! One of the favorite events while we were there, was the trip to the library and museum. The library has historical photos and interviews from the people who went through the...More

Thank terris770
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Enjoyed seeing and reading about the history of Seward. You can spend as much as three hours here if you want to peruse through their history books. Comfortable place, good value.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

A wonderfully arranged museum gives an overview of the history of the town. Talks also take place and the staff are lovely.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

interesting history of the town and especially details of the earthquake which devastated the town. movie at the library is not about the earth quake, it is about the dog sledding. enjoyed that as well.

Thank tdotdotdo
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

My husband and I recently visited the museum in Seward, Alaska. We found the displays to be interesting and nicely done. The highlight, though was watching the multiple, short videos made by the survivors of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami. Since they were told from...More

Thank David G
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Most amazing happened to me here. Went in looking for info during the time we lived here. The staff knew my daddy's name when I mentioned it and found info about him in a history book. Gave me a copy of the article. I later...More

Thank Rebecca R
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

First Visit: watched a video about the history of the Iditarod Dog Race, which was followed with a local historian adding more detail from his personal research. Highly recommend for anyone interested in this dog race. Second Visit: Came back because of the beautiful building...More

Thank Bear_over_mountain
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

The building that the Seward Library and Museum are located in is a pretty cool building with colorful, reflective metal on the outside. The library is on the floor above the museum. There is a small fee ($4 or $5 per adult) to enter the...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

If you like architecture, don't miss this new structure clad in tiles that change color in the light. Inside, the museum has well-designed displays of local history and Alaska pioneering, railroading, gold rush and fishing. They are gearing up for 2018 events celebrating the 100th...More

Thank JCT738
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It's a 1/10 of a mile walk from the Edgewater to the museum. My map program says 2 minutes. I don't know if you can prepay for the museum, but can't imagine why you'd want to.
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