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Film Archivist Angie Schmidt presenting at Tanana Yukon Historical Society this Wednesday!

Tanana Yukon Historical Society presents the 1st program of the 2015-2016 season

  • When: Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Pioneer Hall at Pioneer Park
  • Who: Presentation by Angela Schmidt
  • What: We Live in the Arctic: the films of Bud & Connie Helmericks

    Well-known Arctic adventurers Harmon "Bud" Helmericks and his wife Constance Helmericks explored northern Alaska together during the 1940s and 1950s. Movies the couple shot on 16mm color film were the subject of national lecture tours.

    Made with great care and artfulness under extreme living conditions, these films depict the unique lives of the Helmericks family, as well as the rapidly-changing lives of coastal and inland Iñupiat peoples during the era of pre-Statehood and pre-pipeline Alaska.

    See scenes from the films and learn more about how they have recently been preserved at the Alaska Film Archives at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

    Angela Schmidt has worked for the Alaska Film Archives in various capacities since 2000, and has been its director since 2014. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Arctic and Northern Studies at UAF.

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For more information about this and other lectures sponsored by the Tanana Yukon Historical Society, please call 907-488-3383, or e-mail All TYHS events are free and open to the public.

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