Children are introduced to Kodiak's frightful, though resilient, experience during the worst volcanic disaster of the century. Vivid accounts and historical photographs of the 1912 Katmai Eruption will help bring the story to life. The program will culminate in a volcano replication experiment that helps children learn the types of eruptions. See the Baranov Museum for more information.
Where: Alutiiq Museum Gallery, Kodiak, Alaska When: Tuesday June 12, 7:00 pm
Photograph of 1912 ashfall in Kodiak
June 6, 2012 represents the 100th anniversary of the Katmai eruption that devastated communities on the Alutiiq peninsula and Kodiak Island. To commemorate this event, Duane Dvorak from the Kodiak Island Borough Community Development Department will host a discussion about disaster preparedness. Marnie Leist, Alutiiq Museum registrar will open the presentation with some insights on disasters in Kodiak’s past and information on the museum’s disaster planning. Earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions have impacted the Island’s societies from millennia and will occur again. Find out what you and your family can do if disaster strikes! Please see the Alutiiq Museum for more information.
Where: Alutiiq Musuem Laboratory, Kodiak, Alaska When: Thursday, June 14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where were you when the 1964 quake hit? What stories did your grandparents tell you about the 1912 ash fall? Stop by the Alutiiq Museum and tell them. All community members are invited to make a personal story recording. This is not an interview! It's a chance to share your memories of local disasters. We will provide recording equipment for up to an hour and a copy of your interview. Another copy will be added to a special archive commemorating the 1912 Katmai eruption. Future generations will thank you. Please see the Alutiiq Museum for more information.