Thursday, July 9, 2009

Syd Wright's Alaska

Friday, July 10 at 3pm

There is always a lot of interest in this popular show, so don't miss our special presentation this Friday at 3pm!

"Educator, fisherman, raconteur...Syd Wright served as Petersburg's unofficial historian, captivating visitors with his wit and eloquence. Syd Wright's Alaska preserves his tales for all time. Hear his vivid descriptions of the region's ancestral people, the Tlingit, their art and culture; of Alaska's European discovery by an emissary of Tsar Peter the Great; of the region's surprising role in the conclusion of the American Civil War; of the public treasure that emerged from the discourse between John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt; of Alaska's investiture as the 49th State of the Union; of the region's astonishingly rich fisheries and the people and communities that depend on them; of its land, its creatures, its abundance and its beauty."


Anonymous said...

I was channel surfing the other night and came across Syd about half way through his presentation. I kept trying to change the channel and move on, but the more I watched, the more I wanted to watch and listen. I learned more about the culture and history of Alaska in 30 minutes than I have in the years I lived here. Oh and by the way, he is a great entertainer as well. Where can I buy the dvd? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Yes! I knew Syd. How can I get a DVD? Joan Hartley Schutter, 115 Clifford Ct., Newberg, OR 97132