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

Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference

Date Posted: February 25, 2014       Categories: News

Save the Date! October 1-4, 2014 – ABSTRACTS DUE MAY 1, 2014 In 2014, the Alaska Historical Society will hold its annual conference in the beautiful and historical town of Seward.  This is the first time Seward has hosted the meeting, and Resurrection Bay Historical Society members are working hard with Museums Alaska and Alaska […]

2014 AHS Conference Abstracts

Date Posted: July 14, 2014       Categories: News

The paper abstracts for the 2014 Alaska Historical Society conference in Seward, October 1-4, have been posted on the conference website,  http://www.resbayhistorical.org/

The First Salmon to Fly

Date Posted: June 25, 2014       Categories: 49 History

The tradition…or, um, marketing gimmick…of flying the first Copper River salmon of the season to Seattle makes for good news copy every spring. If this photograph from the May 1929 issue of Pacific Fisherman is to be believed, the very first Alaska salmon flown directly to Seattle by airplane was this 34-pound king that made […]

Alaska Packers Association Museum in Blaine, Washington

Date Posted: June 21, 2014       Categories: 49 History

Tim Troll screens the documentary film about theDiamond NN 59′s restoration. Last month the Alaska Packers Association Museum in Blaine, Washington, held an opening for its new exhibit on Bristol Bay salmon fishing. Tim Troll, Alaska fisheries historian, curator of the exhibit, and author of Sailing for Salmon: The Early Years of Commercial Fishing in […]