Gary Lee Price
"Lifting the Human Spirit Through Sculpture"
The Walter Harper Project Team is pleased to announce our selection of renowned sculptor Gary Lee Price as the artist for the Walter Harper sculpture.
Read announcement here at the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer.
Photos: Gary Lee Price with Joan (courtesy of Gary Lee Price) and the artist visiting Fairbanks with WHP member Darlene Bishop.
Relative of Walter Harper
Life Long Alaskan; Former Staff Assistant to Governor Jay Hammond
Olympia, WA/Fairbanks, AK
Author of Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son; UAF Professor of History
Retired teacher, Breast Cancer Detection Center board of director
Sr. VP of Administration- Doyon, Limited
Senior Collections Manager, UA Museum of the North
State of Alaska Legislative Session 2020
Walter Harper Day
The Walter Harper Day Bill Passes Senate & House!
Walter Harper Day Approved!
The State of Alaska Senate and House of Representatives passed SB144 creating Walter Harper Day. The bill now awaits the Governor Dunleavy's signature.
Walter Harper Day is Official
Governor signs SB144
April 29, 2020
Governor Dunleavy signed SB144 into law, officially designating June 7 as Walter Harper Day.
Sculpture Site Chosen
Harper Statue to be placed at Doyon, Ltd headquarters
July 24, 2020
Doyon, Limited announced that when completed, the Walter Harper statue will be housed outside of the Doyon Plaza in downtown Fairbanks. Thank you to the Doyon board of directors who approved this request.
First Alaskans Institute Supports Project
Elders & Youth Conference Passes Resolution
AFN Supports Project
AFN Board Passes Resolution
December 8, 2020
The AFN Board of Directors passed a resolution in support of the Walter Harper Project . Stay tuned for the link to the resolution!
Radio Host David Pruhs: 1913 Denali Expedition
Hear from expedition descendants and WHP team members.
PBS "Molly of Denali" The Great One, Bonus Episode
For the kids ... young and old!
Learn about climbing Denali, then and now.
Harper's Last Living Niece
Mary Harper Denton, 93.
Mary Harper Denton, of Bickley, Georgia recently donated $2,500 to the Walter Harper Project. This is significant as she is Walter Harper’s niece and the last living descendant of that generation. WHP Committee Member, Michael Harper, spoke to his Aunt Mary recently to share the progress of the Walter Harper Project. At age 93, Mary was pleasantly surprised and delighted to hear of the statue’s progress and how her donation will help.
More to Come...
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Last updated 2021-09-09 - dab