The Baranov Museum
has another event scheduled to help celebrate the Erskine House’s 200 year
anniversary. Mary Donaldson has more.
praznik will take place Sunday at Sargent Park, right next to Kodiak’s historic
Erskine House. Katie Oliver, the Baranov
director says praznik is a Russian word.
(Oliver 1 :13s “…that’s what we’re doing here.”)
will be another of the many public celebrations that the museum has scheduled
for the bicentennial year festivities. Oliver says they have many musical
talents playing at the event, both local and from out of town.
(Oliver 2 :21s “…of favorite songs.”)
says they will have some old fashioned games for kids to enjoy in the park.
(Oliver 3 :17s “…green space downtown.”)
barbeque is also scheduled, with donations of salmon from the Kodiak Chamber of
Commerce Star of Kodiak program and other local businesses.
Originally known as the Russian American Magazin,
the Erskine House is the oldest building in the state of Alaska. It was
originally constructed in 1808 as a warehouse for the Russian-American
Company’s storage of sea otter furs before their transit to markets in China and Russia. The praznik begins at noon
on Sunday in Sargent Park.
I’m Mary Donaldson.