100 Year Poster
The poster is here and available at the museum! $8 per poster. Bulk rate is 10 for $60. We ship. One or 2 posters are $5 for S&H. If you want more than that, call and ask. Will depend on how many you want. 907-733-2487 (we accept CCs over the phone)
Storytelling – Storytelling nights started in early 2016 as part of the centennial celebration. Those are online at ktna.org for those wanting to listen!
Our final show of the season is November 19th at 7:30 at the Sheldon Hangar in downtown. See www.denaliartscouncil.org for more information!
There are 2 other places to check for events: www.denaliartscouncil.org and www.talkeetnachamber.org Both will most likely also be holding centennial events through the year. We’ll do our best to post all as we know them, but check those sites as well!
Your current Board is: Todd Basilone, Joellen Bye, Sharon Montagnino,Ron Quilliam, Pam Rannals, Paul Roderick, Fernando Salvador. Officers are Joellen Bye, Pres.; Sharon Montagnino, VP; Treasurer Paul Roderick. We say farewell to Todd Basilone who has served on the Board since 2011; he was one of those that stuck with a complete Board re-haul. Thanks so much Todd, for all you’ve done. Terms are 3 years, with a 2 year maximum, according to by-laws.
Moose on Parade
The 12th annual Moose on Parade fundraiser will be, once again, on July 4th at about 1 pm (after the 4th of July Parade). More on this event in the future.
Talkeetna celebrates its centennial in 2016. In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson had signed a declaration naming Talkeetna, Alaska the next district headquarters for the Alaska Railroad. A tent city sprang up as people came to Talkeetna in search of jobs. In 1916, a sawmill, general store, cigar store, trading post as well as post office opened. THS received a grant from the State of Alaska’s Office of History and Archeology to help us plan this event in 2016. Our centennial sponsors:
Silver: Matanuska Telephone Assoc. ; Princess Cruises Sourdoughs: McKinley View Real Estate, Talkeetna Air Taxi, Talkeetna Gifts & Collectables, Talkeetna Roadhouse Grubstakers: Mat Valley Credit Union, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge; Fairview Inn; Flying Squirrel Cafe
Next Board Meeting:
Our meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at the museum in summer and at 5 pm in the winter months. Call in advance to check if you plan on attending.
Moose Dropping Festival: People still inquire about the Moose Dropping Festival, which we ran for 37 years every July. It was last held in 2009. The name continues to be service marked event (like a trademark).