Mug Up: The Language of Work
April 1 - October 8, 2022
The Mug Up: The Language of Work exhibition shares the oft-forgotten stories of the multitudes who canned salmon and created ethnically diverse, economically vital, canning culture in Alaska. The exhibition is curated by Katie Ringsmuth and organized by the Alaska State Museum in partnership with NN Cannery History Project.
Image Credit: Cannery workers gather on the Diamond NN Cannery dock for Mug Up in ca. 1976. Photograph by Mik Rann.
Visit the APK for October First Friday!
The Alaska State Museum is open with FREE admission for First Friday from 4:30-7:00pm.
Filipino American History Month celebrated in partnership with Filipino Community, Inc. – Filipino educator, poet, activist, and former <NN> Cannery worker Oscar Peñaranda will give a lecture in the APK lecture hall at 6:00 pm.
Oscar worked in Alaska canneries for fifteen seasons, and his stories, poems, and essays have been published nationally and internationally. Oscar founded the San Francisco chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society and advocated to establish an Ethnic Studies program at San Francisco State University, where he later taught. He is a recipient of the prestigious award Gawad ng Alagad ni Balagtas, by the Writers Guild of the Philippines, for his lifetime achievements in promoting and pioneering the institutionalization of Philippine Studies, Philippine-America¬n Studies, and Philippine Languages Studies in the United States.
This program is organized in partnership with Filipino Community, Inc. and sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum.
The last day to see the Mug Up exhibition is October 8!
At 2:00 pm, Mug Up project leader and Alaska’s state historian Katie Ringsmuth will give a lecture titled “How to Eat Canned Salmon,” on the history of marketing salmon. The lecture will be moderated by Bob King and held in the APK lecture hall. Alaska Historical Society attendees can watch virtually via Crowdcast. At 6:00 pm, Katie will give a second lecture, “<NN> Cannery and the Influenza Pandemic of 1919.” The museum will be open 4:00-6:00 pm, free, for Bristol Bay Night.
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