Tag Archives: Michael Bach

Baranov Museum receives funds for stone artifacts

Collections manager Michael Bach in Baranov Museum. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum just received a grant for its collection of stone artifacts. The Baranov museum is also called the Russian-American Magazin and the Erskine House. In Kodiak, it’s known for covering the Russian side of local history while the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository ... Read More »

Baranov Museum opens modern art exhibit

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum recently unveiled an exhibit featuring modern, locally-created art. Collections manager Michael Bach says after gathering the pieces for a few years, they finally had the right number to open “Works of Our Lifetime: A Collection of Modern Kodiak Artwork.” “Obviously, a portion of our permanent exhibit is focused on the historic era and through our ... Read More »

Alaska’s oldest building and its ghost story

Baranov Museum’s Michael Bach stands in room where the murder took place in 1886. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT If any historical site on Kodiak can claim to be haunted, it’s probably the Baranov Museum. The Russian-American magazin, a former warehouse, is the oldest building in Alaska. The Russian-American Company built it between 1805 and 1808 and the Erskine ... Read More »

Baranov Museum Hires Collections Manager

Michael Bach. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT An active member of the Alutiiq language scene in Kodiak has joined the Baranov Museum staff as collections manager. Michael Bach previously worked at the Alutiiq Museum and taught an Alutiiq language immersion preschool with the Sun’aq Tribe. He says his time at the Alutiiq Museum ended with the grant that funded ... Read More »

Preschool Uses Language Immersion to Teach Alutiiq

Students and teachers in the Afognak building on Near Island. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT An Alutiiq language immersion preschool opened in Kodiak last month. The Sun’aq Tribe received a $2 million grant from the Administration for Native Americans to establish the nest school and keep it going over five years. Teachers use song to transition the kids between open play ... Read More »

Alutiiq Language Immersion School Soon to Open

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An Alutiiq language immersion preschool will open next month. Teacher Michael Bach says he and his colleagues will lead classes all in Alutiiq, and it’ll be much like any other preschool. “You know, preschoolers don’t really learn about English. Like a preschooler doesn’t walk into preschool and teachers say ‘this is a preposition and this is a proverbial ... Read More »

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