Photo Credit: Frank Kovalchek

Recent grant projects

Hosts of This Is Now mini-documentaries

Hosts of This Is Now, That Was Then mini-documentary series.

Directors of National Heritage Areas from around the Nation recently visited the KMTA National Heritage Area.

Directors of National Heritage Areas from around the nation visit Snow River sign in spring of 2015.

Volunteers on Beaver Pond Trail

Volunteers on Beaver Pond Trail, Fall 2015

8-C Hope Museum

Hope Historical Museum

Education and Interpretation

Discover the stories

This is Now and That was Then documentaries narrated by Seward High School students, aired on public television. Partner: Alaska Public Media

KMTA curriculum instructional training (2016). Partners: Summit Education, KP Borough School District

Publication of Gold Rush Wife by Dorothy Frost, edited by Dr. Rolfe Buzzell. Partner: Frost family

Snow River “Discover the Story” National Heritage Area sign. Partner: AK DOT

Ghost Forest boardwalk signs. Partner: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Girdwood Town Square signs. Partner: Girdwood Parks and Recreation, Anchorage School District

Alaska Nellie interpretative sign (2016). Partner: Chugach National Forest

Moose Pass Welcome sign. Partner: Moose Pass Sportsmen’s Club

Jujiro Wada Monument and plaque commemorating Japanese musher and prospector, to be installed along Seward waterfront (2016). Partner: Seward Iditarod Trailblazers

Continued collaboration with Iditarod Trail in Every Classroom (ITrEC). Partner: Chugach Forest Service (2016)

Museum Development Grants


Discover the corridors

Online survey of bicycle trail users’ behaviors and priorities (informal).

Google map of bicycle trails within KMTA and links to information. Partners: Mountains Bikers Alaska, Cross Country Alaska Trails

Design of potential trail safety/etiquette sign for Resurrection Pass Trail. Partner: Chugach Forest Service

Trail Maintenance Workshop. Partners: Alaska Trails (lead), Girdwood Trails Committee, Chugach Forest Service

Historic Preservation

Remember the stories

Restoration of Seward Cable/Telegraph House. Partner: Tanguy Libbrecht (private)

Quonset hut restoration, providing a theater and seating on Hope Museum grounds. Partner: Hope Historical Museum

Historic cabin restoration and interpretation. Partner: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center