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

2021 Call for Papers

Date Posted: February 27, 2021       Categories: News

“Communities Remembered and Imagined” Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference October 6-9 and 13-16, 2021 Call for Papers Alaska is full of once-thriving communities that now stand empty, or have vanished without a trace.  Some were boom towns that grew up around a gold mine or processor, but shrank when the source of wealth dried up. […]


2021 Student and Emerging Professional Awards

Date Posted: April 15, 2021       Categories: News

Student and Emerging Professional Awards Alaska Historical Society Annual Meeting and Conference, Communities Remembered and Imagined Virtual, October 6-9 and 13-16, 2021 The Alaska Historical Society offers two scholarship awards to attend its annual meeting and conference.  One award is for a post-secondary student who is researching an Alaska history topic, and the other is […]


2021 AHS Awards: Request for Nominations

Date Posted: April 15, 2021       Categories: News

Do you know individuals and groups which have done a worthy project, made long-term contributions to local history, made historical materials better known, or written a book that has contributed to the understanding and preservation of Alaska’s history this past year? It is time to nominate these folks for recognition by the Alaska Historical Society. […]


Auction Ends Friday, March 26

Date Posted: March 24, 2021       Categories: News

Remember to check out the AHS Auction! Many wonderful books and ephemera! Take this opportunity to build your Alaskana collection or to acquire items to give as gifts. At the same time, you will be supporting the Alaska Historical Society. The annual auction is the organization’s primary fundraiser to support our programs. Encourage your friends […]


Newspaper Research Guide

Date Posted: March 15, 2021       Categories: News

As of March 2021, a great new resource is now available in the AHS website’s For Researchers Section. Chris Allan, a historian with the National Park Service who is well known for his extensive use of historic newspapers to research innovative subjects, has prepared a guide called “The Newspaper Bonanza: How to Discover Alaska’s Past […]


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