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News & Events: All Aboard for History: An Archives Open House! Oct. 26th

All Aboard for History: An Archives Open House! Oct. 26th

Calling all history enthusiasts, train aficionados, and curious minds! APRCA, the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives at University of Alaska Fairbanks, is holding an open house to showcase collections focused on Alaska’s many railroads.

This free event is open to the public and will take place on Thursday, October 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rasmuson Library on the UAF campus. Parking on UAF campus is free for visitors after 5 p.m. unless otherwise designated.

The APRCA Open House promises a unique opportunity to experience historical photographs, films, maps, recordings and other memorabilia carefully preserved by archivists at UAF. Railroads have played a vital role in shaping our state, and archives have played a vital role in maintaining our history. Join us as we celebrate Alaska’s rail heritage and acknowledge the individuals and organizations that built, operated, and maintained the railroads that connected many of our state’s communities.

While supplies last, enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks before entering the archives to view exhibits.

Before or after the open house, please peruse the Rasmuson Library’s Alaska book sale. This sale of used and donated duplicate books will be ongoing whenever the library is open October 22 through Nov 3.

Details at a Glance:
What: APRCA Open House
Date: Thursday October 26, 2023
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Rasmuson Library on the UAF campus
Admission: FREE
For more information: Contact us at 907-474-2791 or

Poster for APRCA Open house


The mission of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives (APRCA) is to acquire, preserve, and provide access to materials that document the past and present of Alaska and the polar regions. 

Contact the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives (APRCA)

Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
1732 Tanana Loop
PO Box 756800
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6800
Phone: 907-474-7481​​
Text: 907-341-4404​

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