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Cover Design Beginning April 4, Saturdays at 8:20 p.m., video segments from “This is Now, That was  Then” will  be airing on local Alaska Public Media stations. With vintage photographs and video footage, these  award-winning vignettes detail the way of life and historic events of the Kenai Mountains- Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area.

In other curriculum news, Summit Educational Services has created two new  resources for  educators; one is a resource matrix available here. The other is a Teacher’s Guide to DVDs.

Welcome to the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area

America’s 49th state is now one of 49 National Heritage Areas across the Nation. The designation of Alaska’s Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm as a National Heritage Area recognizes this geographic corridor as a place that offers a unique contribution to the fabric of our country. From the glittering waters of Resurrection Bay to the breathtaking Chugach Mountains along Turnagain Arm, the Kenai Mountain-Turnagain Arm Corridor cradles one of the most interesting regions of Alaska history. The Corridor encompasses a distinctive landscape of mountains, lakes, rivers and fjords. The area is located in a region that runs north/south from Bird/Indian to Seward. To the west, the area includes Cooper Landing, Sunrise, and Hope. To the east lie Portage, Whittier, and the clear blue waters of Prince William Sound. (map) The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is a place whose valleys and mountains, communities and people tell the larger story of a wild place and a rugged frontier. Come journey through an Alaskan landscape that is rich in natural, cultural, historic and scenic wonders. National Heritage Area designation confers no authority to manage or regulate land use in any way.