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Honoring Dr. Walter Soboleff Day at the Museum

November 2015

Walter Soboleff portrait doll, created by Mary Ellen Frank, 1998, JDCM 2004.56.002

HB217 was signed into law by the 28th Alaska State Legislature, 2nd session, “an act establishing November 14 each year as Dr. Walter Soboleff Day”. Dr. Walter Soboleff was truly an active and influential member in our community and in Alaska. His impressive resume of contributions to so many organizations and groups throughout his long and productive life is dizzying and seems to defy what one person can accomplish in a lifetime. He had an uncanny ability to bring together people from different backgrounds and cultures around basic principles of healthy living, education and good will to build tolerance and understanding. How can we honor Dr. Walter Soboleff Day? Those fortunate enough to have known him fondly remember the handwritten notes and cards received frequently in the mail from him. Through this simple act of recognition and caring, the City Museum invites you this November 14 to reach out to someone outside of your immediate family and friend group, and send them a note of encouragement. All day long, the Museum will have on hand complimentary note cards, including in-country postage, for anyone who wishes to stop by and write a personal note of encouragement to someone. Join us in honoring Dr. Soboleff’s legacy in this small but impactful way

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