Sat, February 15, 2014

Fairbanks Event – Lecture by Ray Bonnell, Wednesday 2/19

The Tanana-Yukon Historical Society presents “Drawing History,” a lecture by Fairbanks artist and writer Ray Bonnell.
Wednesday, February 19
7:00 p.m.
Pioneer Museum at Pioneer Park
Free and open to the public

“Wickersham House” by Ray Bonnell

Scattered across the Interior are scores of historic and culturally important sites. Although some of these sites are being preserved, many are fading away—the result of development, vandalism, accidents and time. And just as the sites are fading away, so too is memory of them, as the old-timers who lived this history die or move away.
Ray Bonnell has been tramping the back roads and trails of Eastern Interior Alaska for 30 years, documenting (through photos, sketches and notes) its mining camps, homesteads, cemeteries and other historic sites. His goal has been to record a “snapshot in time” of these sites before accidents, development, time, and vandals erase them from the landscape.
Ray will talk about how he finds his subjects; where and how he locates information about them; and, finally, a bit about the process of funding and publishing his drawings.

For more information about this and other lectures sponsored by the Tanana Yukon Historical Society, please call 488-3383, or e-mail <>.