Photo Credit: Frank Kovalchek

Exploring the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area: Seward Community Library & Museum


Location:    Seward Community Library & Museum  239 6th Avenue, Seward, AK

Short Description: The newly constructed Seward Community & Library Museum holds a wealth of local and peninsula-wide resources for students to use for research.

Required Equipment: None

Suggested Equipment: None

Safety Consideration: None

Other Info:

  • Call for hours of operation and cost.  Pavilion for lunch or leg stretch is one block east.
  • Phone:  (907) 224– 4082
  • Website

Instructional Opportunities: 

The newly constructed Seward Museum and Library focuses upon Seward being the “Gateway to Alaska.” In addition to viewable exhibits the museum provides a wealth of research possibilities for students.  The Seward Museum has an incredible archive of photos, newspapers, documents, and other artifacts that are indispensable to the historic researcher.

Check the website for “Bits of History” which has a number of short YouTube videos showcasing stories from Seward’s past. These make a wonderful stepping stone for starting on a research topic.

In addition, the museum has a VHF copy of the travelogue that includes Alaska Nellie Lawing.