What Is Alder?

Alder collects, preserves,
and exhibits history in
various fields. Alder is
the source for in depth
historical research and writing. 

Who Is Alder?
Morgen Young, consulting historian and owner of Alder, holds an M.A. in Public History. Her work focuses on historical research, writing, exhibit development, digital history, oral history, and historic preservation.


Recent press regarding Alder's work on various projects.




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We Are the Land, We Are the Sea: Stories of Subsistence from Chenega

Working with an Alaska Native Corporation, a non-profit 501(c)3, and an independent author, I interviewed several members of a community based in Prince William Sound to produce a collection of oral histories. The stories reflected the subsistence practices and traditions of the community. These stories demonstrated the traditions passed down from generation to generation, as well as the negative effects of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill on their subsistence traditions. Recipes utilizing locally sourced ingredients were included in the final book.