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St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Eagle River

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Contact: +1 907 688 6026
Open Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day: M-F 10a-6p, Sa 10a-4p, Su 1-4p
A blue, onion-shaped globe tops this small, wooden historic building. It was built in the 1830s marking a site that has had constant Athabascan presence since at least 1652 (though oral tradition has it that the settlement dates back more than 1000 years). Many of the original icons remain in this church although services are conducted next door in a new church built in the 1960s. This church is set inside the Eklutna Historical Park and is part of a continuing exhibit. Eklutna still celebrates the Russian Christmas, 12 days after December 25.