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NEWS For the CCW Walking past the onion-domed St. Michael's Cathedral in Sitka this Alaska Day weekend, I was struck by the kaleidoscope of costumes. At first glance, I saw a confusing mash-up of ruffles, ribbons, feathers, kilts, shawls, petticoats, khaki and camouflage. By the end of the day, however, the pieces aligned, creating a living exhibit showcasing Alaska's past and present.

Sitkans don a kaleidoscope of costumes for Alaska Day

Others wore period attire, such as these women, left, competing in the bonnet judging on Oct. 13.
Photos By Jessie M. Waddell
Others wore period attire, such as these women, left, competing in the bonnet judging on Oct. 13.
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