Preserving the Past for Cordova's Future

Director's Corner - Springtime in Alaska

I love this time of year in Cordova. The town comes to life after the long, dark days of the winter season.  It used to be that April signified the arrival of the herring and the herring fleet, but since 1989 that has changed.  Still though, each day brings a little more activity in the harbor and a few more folks on the street downtown.  Restaurants re-open, the streets get swept and soon our colorful summer banners will be in place. And then the salmon will return. And once again, all's right with the world. 

Here at the museum we've been working on bringing some new exhibits to life this spring with the creativity of our Curator Denis Keogh. Watch for those changes here on the website and our upcoming newsletter.  Some of the changes and work we're doing now we hope will carry over with us to the Cordova Center in the years to come.

Do hope you will join us for our evening program this month - We'll be showing excerpts from "Iron Rails - The Story of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway" produced by 14 talented Kenny Lake students.  Thursday, April 24th at 7:30 pm in the Library Meeting Room.

Best - Cathy Sherman

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Nights at the Museum

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On Exhibit

The Painted Bird

The museum is taking a break from its annual Fish Follies show this year. In its place we are presenting an invitational show titled The Painted Bird.


New To Our Collection

The Cordova Historical Society and Museum recently added an original Milo Burcham photo to their permanent art collection compliments of the Art Aquisition Fund, a program of the Rasmuson Foundation and Museums Alaska.


Fish Follies

We welcome the annual return of the Copper River wild salmon! A celebration of art adorns the Cordova museum during our national juried art show, Fish Follies.


Our History

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For Our Kids

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In the Classroom

History Comes Alive
"We love to visit the new Mt. Eccles Elementary School and teach Cordova's youth about our rich history."

Visit the Museum

It's Kid Friendly!
"Each month the museum welcomes students to sharing the history and stories of Cordova."

Can't Get Out?

Go Online!
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Cordova Historical Society

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Contact Us

622 First Street ~ PO Box 391 Cordova, Alaska 99574

Telephone: 907 424 6665

Fax: 907 424 6666


Learn More

Learn more about the partnership between the Cordova Historical Society and the City Of Cordova, working together to preserve our past for Cordova's future.


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