The NN Cannery History Project is a grassroots public history endeavor that, through the historical lens of work, aims to share the oft-forgotten stories of the multitudes of people who canned salmon in Alaska and created an ethnically diverse, economically vital, cannery culture.
The Project is a collaboration between multiple groups to preserve, collect and share the stories of the diverse, and often invisible, cannery workers whose activities are reflected by and embedded in the industrial landscape contained within the 128-year-old <NN> Cannery at South Naknek, Alaska.
"It is important work to preserve Alaska’s heritage, and the [NN Cannery History Project] recognizes your commitment to documenting our great state’s history of cultural diversity and development. By bringing light to the historical significance of Alaska’s canneries, your project will have lasting impact for the community and for the country."
Dan Sullivan | United States Senator