Welcome to the Alaska Historical Society
The Alaska Historical Society (AHS) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the promotion of Alaska history by the exchange of ideas and information, the preservation and interpretation of resources, and the education of Alaskans about their heritage. Governed by a 15-member board, the Society provides a forum and a vehicle to achieve these goals. AHS is a membership organization with 430+ members. If you would like to join us, visit our membership page.
Recent Blog Entries
Call for Papers Alaska Historical Society’s Annual Conference September 30-October 3, 2015 in Cordova, Alaska Trade Routes and Crossroads in the North Pacific Located at the center of the Gulf of Alaska, Cordova and its surroundings have been a destination for travelers over thousands of years. The Copper River delta is the homeland of the […]
Last week Governor Bill Walker signed the bill naming the new State Library, Archives, and Museum (SLAM) building for Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff, the first librarian and curator of the Alaska museum and library that opened in Juneau in 1919, as well as the Russian Orthodox priest of Juneau’s St. Nicholas Church. The bill also […]
Fairbanksans are invited to visit local museums on Museum Day, Saturday, May 23. Beat the rush of summer visitors and check out some great historical sites! The event, which has been held annually for several years now, highlights both non-profit and for-profit museums. Prizes will be awarded for correctly answering quiz questions at different venues. […]
In April 2015, the board of directors of the Alaska Historical Society endorsed the History Relevance Campaign‘s statement about the value of history. The endorsement includes supporting a history value statement about why history is essential. For more details, see the History Relevance Campaign page on our website. The History Relevance Campaign serves as a catalyst for discovering, […]
In the same vein as the TV program 100 Objects that Changed the World we thought it would be fun to think about the objects that changed Alaska. If you want to participate, please send your list of the top 5 objects that perpetuated, represented, or changed Alaska history and a brief explanation as to why. Eventually, […]