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

Spring 2018 Knik Lecture Series

Date Posted: January 15, 2018       Categories: News

Mark your calendars! The Knik Lecture Series is back for Spring 2018. Our first event takes place on Thursday February 1 at Chugiak High School at 6pm.  Please Note ALASKA STUDIES TEACHERS WHO ATTEND BOTH EVENTS WILL RECEIVE PROFESSION DEVELOPMENT CREDIT.  Both events are free and family friendly.   Here’s what’s on the Feb 1 line […]


Spring 2018 Knik Lecture Series

Date Posted: January 15, 2018       Categories: News

Mark your calendars! The Knik Lecture Series is back for Spring 2018. Our first event takes place on Thursday February 1 at Chugiak High School at 6pm.  Please Note ALASKA STUDIES TEACHERS WHO ATTEND BOTH EVENTS WILL RECEIVE PROFESSION DEVELOPMENT CREDIT.  Both events are free and family friendly.   Here’s what’s on the Feb 1 line […]


From 1962 to 2017, Listening, Watching, Living, and Writing Alitak’s History

Date Posted: January 2, 2018       Categories: Alaska's Historic Canneries

By Rick Metzger In the spring of 1962 when I was 11, my father, Elden Metzger, announced to the family that he would be going fishing with his brother, Wayland, for the salmon season at a place called Alitak.  Wayland had been a machinist with Alaska Packers Association and through that association and with his […]


Tenakee’s Superior Packing Company

Date Posted: December 4, 2017       Categories: 49 History

By: Vicki Wisenbaugh Note: Tenakee Historical Collection received a grant from the Alaska Historical Society’s Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative to catalog a collection of materials from Tenakee Springs’ Superior Packing Co. All of the photos in this post come from Tenakee Historical Collection.  Bob Pegues was a pillar of the  Chichagof Island  community of Tenakee […]


The Whitney-Fidalgo Cannery on Ship Creek, Anchorage

Date Posted: December 4, 2017       Categories: 49 History Alaska's Historic Canneries

By: Mark LaRiviere Note: The following was written in the Fall of 1976. No salmon canneries remain on Ship Creek today. Below the hustle-bustle of downtown Anchorage, at the mouth of Ship Creek, is the only remaining salmon cannery in upper Cook Inlet. At one time there were two canneries in Anchorage and three in […]


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