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.

2020 AHS CONFERENCE – “Place and Power”

October 8-10 and 15-17, 2020

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Recent Blog Entries

Importance of Archives

Date Posted: February 15, 2019       Categories: 49 History News

In 2018, the Alaska Historical Society (AHS) made protecting our state’s archives its advocacy priority. As part of this effort, AHS launched the Archives Video Project to highlight how archive collections are the irreplaceable basic sources of historical research. By emphasizing how collections are used in research, these videos hope to bring attention to the rich […]

2020 Annual Report

Date Posted: November 13, 2020       Categories: News

The 2020 activities of the Alaska Historical Society were discussed at the Annual Business Meeting held via Zoom on October 10, 2020 as part of our Annual Conference. The 2020 Annual Report covers what was presented by board members and committee chairs and is now available on the AHS website at the bottom of the […]

Job Opening: National Park Service Archivist

Date Posted: November 9, 2020       Categories: News

The National Park Service announces a permanent full time GS-11 Archivist position at the Alaska Regional Office in Anchorage. The purpose of this position is to provide essential archival work for and technical assistance to Alaska park units. This position is duty stationed in Anchorage, AK. Links to concurrent announcements are below. The application period […]

Job Opening: Seward Community Library and Museum

Date Posted: November 9, 2020       Categories: News

The Seward Community Library & Museum is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join our small but mighty team in beautiful small town Seward, Alaska!  We are hiring a full time Library Museum Program Coordinator for our uniquely combined local history museum, public library, archives and community center.  Benefits include health insurance and retirement.  Starting […]

Candidate Survey Results

Date Posted: November 2, 2020       Categories: News

In September, the Alaska Historical Society contacted all the candidates running for Congress and the Alaska Legislature and asked three questions. The response was limited, but we thank the candidates who took the time to respond. Below are the questions and answers we received. (PDF of survey results) After the election, the AHS Advocacy Committee […]