Dorothy G. Page, the curator of the new Wasilla Museum,
was a very civic minded person. She was the chairman of the Alaska Centennial
Committee, she served 4 terms on the Wasilla City Council, she was Mayor
of Wasilla for 2 years, she was on the Wasilla Library Board and was nicknamed
the "Mother of the Iditarod" for her efforts in organizing and promoting
the first Iditarod Trail Race to Nome. When she passed away in 1989, the
Museum was re-named, the Dorothy G. Page Museum and Visitors Center,
in her honor.