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Local artist leads Friday Night Insight lecture on a trip through Ketchikan’s past


January 18, 2017
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Mary Ida Henrikson, one of Ketchikan’s renowned artists, will lead a journey through the history of Ketchikan at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center’s Friday Night Insight lecture, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20.

Her program, “Images from Memory,” explores how Alaska’s First City has grown and changed during her lifelong residency, featuring dozens of rare photographs providing an intimate look at Ketchikan as seen through Henrikson’s camera lens.

jpg Local artist leads Friday Night Insight lecture on a trip through Ketchikan’s past

Mary Ida Henrikson leads the Friday Night Insight lecture on a trip through Ketchikan’s past.
Photo by Mary Ida Henrikson, courtesy US Forest Service

The Ketchikan-based Southeast Alaska Discovery Center and exhibit halls are open Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this winter, and admission is free.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the exhibits, purchase maps and America the Beautiful passes, and learn about the forest from an interpretive ranger. A variety of films exploring the natural and cultural history of Alaska and beyond will be played in the theater upon request until 5 p.m.

Friday Night Insight programs begin at 6 p.m. and admission is free. The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is located at 50 Main Street in Ketchikan.


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Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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U.S. Forest Service - Tongass National Forest



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