The Seward Museum’s collection of Native baskets and ivory carvings, and its displays on World War II and the Iditarod are interesting enough, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to see them. I would, however, go out of my way to see the photos and artifacts in the to see the museum’s exhibit on the 1964 Good Friday earthquake. Seward really got slammed by the largest earthquake in North American history. First, the quake sheered much of the waterfront loose from dry land, sending it sliding into the sea. Then, the slide generated a 40-foot tsunami, which crashed ashore and obliterated what the earthquake missed. Oil tanks and 40 rail cars filled with oil exploded into flames. The only bridge out of town became impassable, and fleeing residents were trapped in the burning city. It was a bad day in Seward, and one recalled at this little community museum in gripping detail with photos and artifacts such as clocks with their hands frozen in time by the violent tremblor.