Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 4:35 PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pratt Museum

Qupak, artwork by Sonya Kelliher-Combs, is on display through Sunday.

The museum presents Marian Becks Merged Lifestyles of Kachemak Bay beginning with an exhibit opening reception on June 1. This exhibit runs through Sept. 30.

The museum celebrates National Trails Day on June 2 with the beginning of its major trails renovations, including the creation of an ADA accessible trail. The ground-breaking ceremony is at 10 a.m. with a community work party to continue until 4 p.m. on the Pratts 9.3 acres. There will be prizes and refreshments for volunteer trail workers.

Historic Walking Harbor Tours begin June 1, and run all summer, Fridays and Saturdays, at 3 p.m. Meet on the Spit at the Pratt Wheelhouse near the Salty Dawg; cost is $5 per person. Join a museum docent to walk the historic docks of the Homer Harbor while hearing stories of local history, a memorable array of local characters and boats of all types.

The museum will host a themed quilt show, History in the Making: Quilts, Quilters and their Stories from Nov. 9-Dec. 30. Quilters are invited to create works that reflect our rich, shared local history or their own personal connection to this place. Each quilter will be asked to include a brief statement about their personal quilting history and the story of their piece. Quilts or wall hangings can be hand quilted, machine quilted or tied. All styles and techniques are welcome. Works must not exceed 72 inches in length or width. This is not a juried contest. Quilters should notify Pratt Museum Curator Holly Cusack-McVeigh of their intent to participate no later than Sept. 1. Quilts need to be delivered for installation on Nov. 5, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information call 235-8635.

Check out the Pratts website for more details at www.prattmuseum.org and click on the calendar of events.