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

2018 AHS Conference Call for Papers

Date Posted: March 6, 2018       Categories: News

CALL FOR PAPERS Tundra & Ice: History in Alaska’s Arctic Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference September 12-15, 2018 in Nome, Alaska Alaska’s Arctic is fertile ground for historical inquiry. Northern topics abound like whaling in the Arctic Ocean, the gold stampedes to Nome and Kotzebue Sound, the Prudhoe Bay oil strike, and the rich history […]


Putting History to Work in Alaska: Public History at UA

Date Posted: December 22, 2018       Categories: News

The UAA History Department is exploring the development of a Public History program that gives University of Alaska graduates a range of tools that make them attractive to potential employers. Across the country, universities have developed graduate programs tailored to their specific geographic needs that put history to work. The purpose of this inquiry is to […]


100th Anniversary of the Princess Sophia Tragedy

Date Posted: October 29, 2018       Categories: News

October 25th was the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia in Lynn Canal, Alaska’s worst maritime accident. Go to the podcast “Stuff You Missed in History Class” to learn more about this event.


SS Princess Sophia Memorial, Skagway

Date Posted: October 16, 2018       Categories: News

The public is cordially invited to the SS Princess Sophia Memorial & Storyboard Dedication Saturday, October 20, 2018 • 2 PM White Pass & Yukon Route Depot & Skagway Centennial Park Introduction by emcee Jeff Brady, SS Princess Sophia Committee Welcome by Skagway Mayor Monica Carlson Welcome by White Pass & Yukon Route – Tyler […]


James Dalton Highway Sign Dedication

Date Posted: October 16, 2018       Categories: News

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, more than 75 people traveled up the Elliott Highway from Fairbanks to dedicate the James Dalton informational sign at Mile 1.1 of the Dalton Highway. Arriving in a bus and van generously provided by the Northern Alaska Tour Company and many individual vehicles, elected officials, friends and acquaintances of the Dalton family […]


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