Happy Fourth of July!
Independence Day in the Matanuska Colony
If you've seen Alaska Far Away, you may remember a happy scene where the colonists are celebrating their first Independence Day in their new home of Alaska. Marvelous archival footage shows the colonists playing baseball, and enjoying a traditional all-American picnic complete with music and speeches. But the most memorable scene shows a long line of colonists shooting off rockets into the not-quite-dark midsummer Alaska sky.
We are celebrating midsummer by offering a special deal on all orders placed on this web site through July 18: Order a DVD and you'll get a $5 rebate. Click here to take advantage of these savings.
Meanwhile, Alaska Far Away continues its tour of public television stations around the country. Broadcasts for July include:
WVPT - Harrisonburg, Virginia