Part library and part museum, this community center opened in 2013 and is a staple for events, celebrations and exhibitions in Kenai. Merging the two offerings means more spaces for books, rooms for galleries, and a stunning interior that serves as a welcome wagon to visitors. The building’s siding changes colors in various lights, and on the south side you’ll find a sports mural with a smattering of campfire images.

Opened in collaboration with the Resurrection Bay Historical Society, the museum is nestled on the first floor. Here, visitors will find a showcase of the town’s history, a photographic permanent exhibit, and a number of artifacts and documents. You’ll enjoy a journey through time, from the Native inhabitants to the 1964 tsunami and earthquake that changed the region forever.

A Community Staple

On the second floor, the library is housed. Computer/Wi-Fi access, preschool story times, youth programs, audio books, CDs and DVDs, and of course a plethora of books can be found here. The library also doubles as a business center with copy and fax machines available. It’s also part passport agency and Notary Public office. A community and conference room is also available.

Special visitor and tourist passes are an option for Kenai visitors. Stop by the museum and library at 239 6th Avenue in nearby Seward, or give the friendly staff a call at 907-224-3902 for more information on special events and services.