The Seldovia Rowing Club is South Central Alaska’s original bed and breakfast establishment. It all began in 1980 when former teacher, Susan Mumma decided to create a new and original business in Seldovia. It has operated continually since then, serving an elegant breakfast and providing a comfortable stay always.
Susan Mumma is an artist and musician these days. She enjoys a quiet row and good company. Susan lives year around in her home on the slough with her dog Archie and cat Angie. Please stop by to say “Hello”.
From an article by Charity Winters in the Seldovia Gazette. 2005Susan Mumma is one who has dedicated her life to the arts in many ways. Not only does she pursue them in her own time through the guitar and watercolor paintings, she once taught art and music at Susan B. English and has worked to bring music and art to Seldovia through the Seldovia Arts Council.Susan first came to Alaska on a trip with her family in the 1970’s. She liked it so much that she pursued a teaching job in Kenai and landed a permanent substitute position for one year. She then moved on to Cooper Landing for 3 years. An environmental education trip took her down to Seldovia. Susan decided it was the place for her! The following year she got a job at SBE and taught “everything from soup to nuts” except for math. She recalls her teaching days with a lot of fondness. With her double masters degree in art and education from the University of Oregon, Susan enjoys working with the creatively gifted and talented. Kindergarten was her favorite grade to teach just because “you can do it all!”Now retired from teaching since 1996, Susan spends most of her time and energy as the chairperson for the Seldovia Arts Council. Her initial goal when it began in 1980 was to provide a way for people of all ages to be able to enjoy the musical culture of their community and it’s members. Susan would like to see more of a move to encouraging local artists to exhibit their talent, but in the m
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