ALASKA DAY FESTIVAL - Sitka, Alaska
The 2015 Festival theme, “Meet Me at Centennial”, recognized that central facility’s importance in our community life.
2015 Festival trustees were Ted Allio (chairman), Joan Berge, Betty Conklin, Helen Cunningham, Steve Dalquist (vice chairman), Jen Houx, Lisa Langenfeld, Marsha Lysons, Elaine Strelow (secretary), Linda Trierschield, MaryLou Vilandre, and Ann Wilkinson (treasurer).
Alaska Day Committee planners next meet at 6:30 p.m. will be announced here.
Please join us for Alaska Day Festivities - October 10-18, 2016. The Alaska Day Ball is October 17th, location TBA.
Background photos are used by permission of the Sitka Historical Society and Museum. The video below is by Paul FtizGibbon.
Celebrating Alaska Day
In this place, Sitka, Alaska, on October 18, 1867, the great land of Alaska was transferred from Russia to the United States.
The Russian Double Eagle was lowered for the last time, and the Stars and Stripes made their first appearance over Alaskan soil in a ceremony formalizing the transfer of the territory of Alaska from Tsarist Russia to the United States of America at the incredible purchase price of approximately two cents per acre.