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Preserving fishing industry history


Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

Anjuli Grantham, left to right, Kathy Peavy and Karen Hofstad stand by a display of historic items related to Alaska's fishing industry in the Petersburg Public Library. Peavy is from Craig and helped Hofstad create the presentation she gave on Monday night.

Anjuli Grantham visited Petersburg for the first time this week, and gave a presentation about the Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative (AHCI) at the library. Over 30 people attended the event, which also included a presentation by local resident Karen Hofstad about her salmon label collection.

During her visit, Grantham got to sift through Hofstad's unique collection, which she calls "remarkable and quite stunning.'' Grantham will also be spending time working with the Clausen Museum to come up with collections procedures and policies.

"It doesn't sound particularly exciting, but it helps...

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