Welcome to the Alaska Historical Society

PCG-Organization-Icon.pngThe 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

2015 Call For Papers

Date Posted: January 27, 2015       Categories: News

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 […]

2015 Advocacy Priorities

Date Posted: January 28, 2015       Categories: News

The statewide Alaska Historical Society representing over 450 individuals and over 60 cultural institutions urges the Alaska State Legislature to: Fully support the Governor’s FY 2016 operating budget for the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums.  The division has the State Library, Alaska Historical Collections, State Archives and Records Administration, and State Museum and Sheldon […]

Another Look at Buck

Date Posted: January 23, 2015       Categories: 49 History

by Rebecca Poulson   I’ve been volunteering at the middle school to lead a Literature Circle with a small group of 7th graders. Back in December, we read Jack London’s The Call of the Wild. Of course, right? It was even on a list of books for a contest this spring, one reason I chose […]

New issue of Alaska History!

Date Posted: January 6, 2015       Categories: News

The latest issue of Alaska History is now available. AHS members should have received theirs in the mail this week or last, while others can get a copy by joining the society here. Articles in this issue: “Financing 1964 Alaska Earthquake Reconstruction: LBJ, Egan, and Congress” by Eric Wohlforth “A Winter Circuit of Our Arctic […]

Do You Know Any Forgotten Historical Landmarks in Alaska?

Date Posted: December 18, 2014       Categories: 49 History

AHS received a most interesting request the other day from a TV producer who is working on a show about forgotten or unknown historical landmarks. Here is her description:   “In a nutshell, we are hoping to learn more about landmarks in your state that are historically important in some way, but are not hugely […]