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150th Anniversary of the Alaska Purchase

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The National Press Club

529 14th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20045

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The Honorable Lisa Murkowski
United States Senator for Alaska

The Honorable Dan Sullivan
United States Senator for Alaska

The Honorable Congressman Don Young
Congressman for All Alaska

Alaska First Lady Donna Walker

Jonathan Ross
Alaska Historical Commission Member


On March 30, 1867, the United States reached an agreement to purchase Alaska from Russia for a price of $7.2 million. The Treaty with Russia was negotiated and signed by Secretary of State William Seward and Russian Minister to the United States Edouard de Stoeckl. Critics of the deal to purchase Alaska called it "Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox."

Join us on the 150th anniversary as we commemorate this historic Treaty of Cession, the history of Alaska, and the important role it has played in the history of the United States.

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529 14th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20045

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