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Karen Brewster History Lecture

****This event has been canceled*****


The Tanana Yukon Historical Society presents the 5th program of the 2019-2020 Season

  • Who: Karen Brewster, a Research Associate with Project Jukebox and the Oral History Program at Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has been conducting oral history interviews across Alaska for over thirty years, and is the author of three life history books about pioneering Alaskans.
  • What: For the Love of Freedom: Miners, Trappers, Hunting Guides and Homesteaders in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
    This presentation will focus on the non-Native occupation of the Wrangell-St. Elias region that began in the late 19th and early 20th century. Most non-Natives came with a specific purpose or occupation in mind, such as mining, guiding, or homesteading. Many did not stay long, while others made the area their permanent home. Those who stayed were self-sufficient and adaptable and often engaged in multiple jobs in order to support themselves in this place they had come to love. They had various reasons for coming and for staying, but their stories demonstrate a common love of freedom that made this part of Alaska attractive.
  • Where: Pioneer Hall at Pioneer Park
  • When: Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 7:00pm

For more information about this and other lectures sponsored by the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society (TYHS), please call 488-3383, or e-mail

All TYHS events are free and open to the public.
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