Shutdown over, Sitka National Historical Park to host Alaska Day activities

RussianBishopsHouseNow that the federal government shutdown is over, the Sitka National Historical Park has announced several Alaska Day events scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18, at the Russian Bishop’s House on Lincoln Street.

Here is the press release:

National Park Celebrates Alaska Day

SITKA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK (Oct. 17, 2013) — On Friday, Oct. 18, the Sitka National Historical Park will celebrate the 146th anniversary of the transfer of Alaska from imperial Russia to the United States. To celebrate Alaska Day and Sitka’s rich history, join park rangers at the Russian Bishop’s House for special free Alaska Day festivities.


  • Russian Bishop’s House Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tea Service and Russian Games, 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Restored Residence Tours and Children’s Games, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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