100th Anniversary

Calendar of Events

Join us, a Century Later...

Juneau, AK events

(Click to download printable calendar of Juneau events)

[past] Exhibition of Dan Fruits paintings of S.S. Princess Sophia

-May 4 - September 29 | 9:00am - 6:00pm | Juneau-Douglas City Museum Impressionist oil paintings depicting scenes from the opera. JDCM site

[past] S.S. Princess Sophia cemetery walking tour

-May 29 | 5:30pm-7:30pm | Juneau-Douglas City Museum Reservations required, see JDCM website.

[past] Opening reception for S.S. Princess Sophia "Titanic of the North" traveling exhibition

-June 1 | 4:30pm - 7:00pm | Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum

[past] "Life Aboard the Princess Sophia" underwater archaeology presentation by Jacques Marc and Annette Smith

-June 1 | 7:00pm | Alaska State Library, Archive and Museum

"Titanic of the North" traveling exhibition of Princess Sophia artifacts

-June 1 - October 6 | 9:00am - 5:0pm | Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum Read about the traveling instalation here and here.

[past] Presentation by Brittany Vis, Associate Director of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia

-July 6 | 6:00pm | Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum

[past] Dedication of S.S. Princess Sophia memorial plaque by Senator Dennis Egan

-July 14 | 2:00pm | Eagle River State Recreation Area by Pioneers of Alaska Juneau.

[past] S.S. Princess Sophia cemetery walking tour

-July 31 | 5:30pm-7:30pm | Juneau-Douglas City Museum Reservations required, see JDCM website.

[past] City Salon: Literary discussion on "The Sinking of the Princess Sophia" by Coates and Morrison

-August 11 | 4:30pm-6:00pm | Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

[past] Author Talk: Ken Coates, co-author of "The Sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia."

-September 13 | 5:30pm | Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum

[past] Cruise to Vanderbilt Reef: Opera Fundraiser

-September 16 | 1:00-4:00pm | Auke Bay main ramp. Tickets and details: http://orpheusproject.org/

[past] Book signing with Mary Ehrlander, Author of "Walter Harper: Alaska Native Son"

-September 22 | 10:30-12:00pm | Juneau-Douglas City Museum

[past] Author Talk with Mary Ehrlander, author of "Walter Harper: Alaska Native Son"

-September 22 | 2:00pm | Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum

[past] Evening at Egan: "Creating the Princess Sophia Opera"

-September 28 | 7:00pm | UAS Egan Library

Annual Evergreen Cemetery Memorial

-October 25th, 2018 | 12:00 Noon | Evergreen Cemetery at the grave of Walter Harper and Francis Wells. This ceremony takes place every year.

100th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony

-October 25th, 2018 | 5:00pm | Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum Join the Juneau community, leaders, foreign guests, and descendants of victims in commemorating the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Sophia. The ceremony honoring the victims, rescuers, and those who dealt with the physical aftermath of the disaster will be informative and moving and a reasonable duration.

Princess Sophia Opera Premier

-October 25th | 8:00 PM | Juneau-Douglas High School Details and tickets at orpheusproject.org

Last Sailing Celebration Dinner

-October 26th, 2018 | Two seatings: 5:00pm and 7:30pm | Juneau Yacht Club. The night that the Sophia departed Skagway there was an enormous celebration of the end of a long season up north and the beginning of a gentler wintertime down south. Help support the costs of various commemorative installations by celebrating life and happiness with an authentic steamship dinner at the Juneau Yacht Club in honor this last night of joy and revelry. There will be two seatings and your choice of Halibut or Prime Rib entrees. 1918 period attire is encouraged but not required. Tickets are available here

Princess Sophia Opera Performance

-October 26th | 8:00 PM | Juneau-Douglas High School Details amd tickets at orpheusproject.org

Princess Sophia Opera Matinée

-October 27th | 2:00 PM | Juneau-Douglas High School Details amd tickets at orpheusproject.org

A regional tragedy

Anniversary events in other cities

Multiple cities affected by the sinking of the Sophia -whose manifest included hundreds of Americans and Canadians- are planning events for 2018. They will be linked here as they are developed.

Skagway Memorial Plaque and Storyboard

Weekend of October 20th, 2018 | Centennial Park. Unveiling and dedication at the Sophia's port of departure. Details to follow.