100 years

Made Official

100th Anniversary

Centennial Commemoration Ceremony

The official Centennial Commemoration Ceremony took place in the atrium of the Andrew P. Kashevaroff building at 5:00 on the evening of October 25, 2018. It was a collaboration between Juneau's Sophia Committee and the Alaska State Library, Archives & Museum. It lasted a trim 20 minutes, and about 110 people were in attendance, including some cast members from the opera (some of whom sang the anthems of the US and Canada at the start). A program can be seen here, along with its accompanying poem made from the words of past Alaska Poet Laureate Sheila Nickerson. A recording of the ceremony was made, and will hopefully be available in the future.