PHS History Night

Mat Colony ProjectI’ll be giving a slideshow and presentation about four of my books for the Palmer Historical Society’s History Night on Wednesday, May 20th, at the Palmer Public Library. Through photos, stories, and a look at the history behind the Colony Project, I’ll share what led me to write the books which focus on the Colony and the Matanuska Valley, including how my research was done, and what I learned about this important chapter of Alaska’s history, when 200 families traveled north on a government troopship to carve their homes and farms from the Alaskan wilderness.

Matanuska ValleyThe four books featured will be The Matanuska Colony Barns, The Beautiful Matanuska Valley, and my two books on the history of the Matanuska Colony Project. All can be purchased at Fireside Books and the Colony House Museum in Palmer, from this website or Amazon, or from any bookstore, anywhere, just give them the title and author.

I hope you’ll join us on May 20th, at 7:00 pm, in the conference room of the Palmer Public Library, for this fun FREE event! The Palmer Historical Society’s History Nights are always an interesting and engaging exploration of our Valley’s fascinating past!

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About Helen Hegener

I write books about Alaskan history, and titles currently available include Alaskan Roadhouses, The First Iditarod, The All Alaska Sweepstakes, The Yukon Quest Trail, The Matanuska Colony Barns, and others. I am currently researching and writing a book on the early history and construction of the Alaska Railroad. You can contact me via email at helenhegener@gmail.com
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