Sesquicentennial: 150th Anniversary of the Treaty of Cession
The Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums will open an exhibit related to the 150 year anniversary of Alaska’s transfer from Russia to the United States. The exhibit will feature significant maps, photographs, documents, and objects related to the 1867 transfer, most of which will be exhibited for the first time. The exhibit will include the nineteenth-century painting Signing of the Treaty of Alaska by Emanuel Leutze on loan from the collections of the Seward House Museum in Auburn, New York. Leutze’s Signing of the Treaty of Alaska remains one of the most iconic historical recreations of Alaska's History.