Historic monuments

Baranov statue

Sitka to remove historic monument of Russian leader in Alaska

The Sitka Assembly voted 6-1 on July 14 to remove a statue of Alexander Baranov from the front of the city’s Harrigan Centennial Hall. The donated monument has been on display for more than 30 years as a tribute to the director of the famed Russian-American
Monument to Cook

Alaskans should resist hypocritical calls to topple monuments

Over the past few weeks, a small but vocal group of Alaskans have jumped on the monument toppling bandwagon. A few online petitions are calling for the removal of statues in Juneau and Anchorage which celebrate William Seward and Captain James Cook – both