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KODIAK HISTORICAL SOCIETY's Fundraiser:

West Side Stories

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THE STORY:

It's history. It's hyperbole. It's Kodiak's West Side.

West Side Stories is a public arts and humanities project that will document, preserve and engage Kodiak people in the history and culture of the west side of Kodiak Island through storytelling.

It is a multimedia, interdisciplinary project that will use oral histories, photography, community-created art and writing projects, social media, public radio broadcasting and a museum exhibition to explore people, places, and events of the west side of Kodiak Island.

This summer, Anjuli Grantham from the Baranov Museum/Kodiak Historical Society is teaming up with Kodiak photographer Breanna Peterson to interview and photograph people with a connection to the west side, both in town and in Uganik and Uyak Bays. We are talking set netters, tender operators, cannery workers, lodge employees and villagers. Anjuli will capture the history and Breanna will take documentary photographs of west side people and places. 

The interviews will be turned into radio programs broadcast on KMXT. The interviews and photographs will be posted on the West Side Stories website. All materials will be archived at the museum.

But that's not all. We want to inspire west side folks to make their own west side stories. So, volunteers will be putting together story kits that will be sent to set net sites, lodges, and available at the Larsen Bay cannery periodically over the summer. These kits will include activities meant to capture the history of the west side and prompts for fun art and writing projects. There will also be opportunities to participate via Instagram and Twitter for those no longer on island. 

Finally, all of this material will be gathered together for an exhibit exploring the west side, which will be on display at the Baranov Museum. 

So many people have a deep connection to the west side--- help us to gather and share stories of why the west side is special. Your donation makes this project possible!

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To This Fundraiser

$990

MONEY RAISED
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  • Terry Backen

    $40

  • Deborah Carver

    $50

  • Jennifer Richcreek

     

  • Sarah Asper-Smith

    $35

  • David Little

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $90

  • L. Berns & family

    $250

  • Wallace & Beth Fields

    $100

  • Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures

    $100

  • Robert & Anita Shane-Port Bailey Cannery

    $50

  • Mike and Robin Munsey

    $50

  • Erin Koning

    $50

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20% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $990 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Erin Koning

Erin Koning

DONATION: $50

Such a wonderful project! 2 years ago

Mike and Robin Munsey

Mike and Robin Munsey

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Robert & Anita Shane-Port Bailey Cannery

Robert & Anita Shane-Port Bailey Cannery

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures

Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures

DONATION: $100

I challenge all Lodges and Business on the West side of Kodiak, plus Larsen bay area to Donate $100. 2 years ago

Wallace & Beth Fields

Wallace & Beth Fields

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

L. Berns & family

L. Berns & family

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $90

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

David Little

David Little

DONATION: $50

This sounds like a great project. I look forward to hearing the stories. 2 years ago

Sarah Asper-Smith

Sarah Asper-Smith

DONATION: $35

2 years ago