A New Fund to Celebrate a One-Hundreth Birthday The Ralph and Anne Hatch Fund for Art, Music, and Education

The Seward Community Foundation is pleased to announce that in honor of Anne Hatch’s 100th Birthday her family has opened the Ralph and Anne Hatch Family Arts, Music and Education Fund. The Fund is established in honor of Ralph and Anne’s participation and support of the arts and music community in Seward.

Anne’s birthday is November 17th and SCF invites you to help celebrate this amazing milestone by making a donation to the Hatch Family Fund in honor of Anne’s lifelong gift of giving to her community. Donations may be made here: Ralph and Anne Hatch Fund for Art, Music, and Education

We invite you to listen to a wonderful interview of Ralph and Anne Hatch from 2011 by Rachel Mason and Karen Brewster at their home in Seward, Alaska. The interview is from Project Jukebox- Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program.  The Hatches talk about Ralph’s growing up at the Jessie Lee Home, life in Seward in earlier days, and the 1964 Earthquake. Ralph talks about his father’s cabin at Black Point and other cabins in the area, hunting in the Seward area, and expeditions on the Harding Icefield. Anne talks about changes to Exit Glacier, effects of the road to the glacier, berry picking and mushroom hunting, and thoughts about establishment of Kenai Fjords National Park.

Listen to the interview here.