Aspiring singers and vocal students are urged to “…Honor the song” and “become the subject.” John Venables actualizes these principles to a remarkable degree in his chosen role as an “Alaska History Storyteller.”
He has a vast fund of knowledge and a unique ability to bring it to life for us.
More than simply entertainment, we may learn from him if we but listen!
We may learn and admire even more from his book: JOURNEY TO STATEHOOD, aklitho Print Solutions, Juneau, AK, available at our local library.
On Wednesday, October 8, John along with a few friends, observed an “Alaska day of honor” commemorating the birthday of William A. Egan, first governor of Alaska.
William Egan was born in Alaska, and served as governor from 1959 to 1966,
and again from 1970 to 1974.
Article submitted by Ken Farrow
Photos submitted by Bethany Williams