Seward Community Library & Museum
239 6th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA
Seward Community Library & MuseumA perfect rainy-day retreat, this quirky museum features a collection ranging from Russian relics to Iditarod memorabilia and a vintage hair-curling machine. An excellent multimedia exhibit explores the 1964 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The documentary film Waves Over Seward screens at 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday, during summer—and on request in wintertime. The museum also touches on the devastating 1989 oil spill nearby, when the Exxon Valdez hit a reef and leaked nearly 41 million liters (11 million gallons) of oil into Prince William Sound, fouling more than 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) of coastline.