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MugUp With Historian Dr. Katie Johnson Ringsmuth

  • Bristol Bay School 2 School Road Naknek, Alaska 99663 (map)

Talking About Our Past...

Let's continue to build and retain our rich history.  The ongoing MugUp event will provide a space that celebrates the stories of cannery work.

On hand will be:

  • Archivists from the National Park Service ready to scan photos, newspaper clipping, food lists, union cards, immigration papers, business records, labels, plats, maps, and old instruction manuals.
  • Project curators will be available to photograph artifacts such as tools and equipment, raingear, models, wooden boxes, paintings, and other memorabilia.
  • industry veterans and historians will help identify the unknown. 

MugUp is a colloquial word for coffee break and is an expression used only in canneries. MugUp fueled cannery workers with caffeine and pastries, provided a respite from the monotony of the slime line and momentarily brought people together from around the world.

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