Historic Layers: Russian Alaska

Carol Veldman Rudie
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Are Asia and America connected? This geographic question occupied Russian explorers, entrepreneurs, and tsars in the 17th century. The answer led them to probe the American coast, trade for furs, and map the land. Alaska remained part of the Russian empire until it was sold to the U.S. Learn about this unique history as it shapes Alaskan culture to this day.

Carol Veldman Rudie is coordinator of outreach education at the Museum of Russian Art. She has been lead docent there since 2005 and developed its docent training programs. Her special interest involves forming and educating groups to tour Russia. Her Ph.D. work at the U of MN includes a minor in Art History.