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

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 […]

Call for Papers Deadline Extended to June 30, 2020

Date Posted: May 22, 2020       Categories: News

2020 Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference October 14 to 17, 2020  Sitka, Alaska “Place and Power” Due to the Corona virus pandemic situation, we have extended the deadline for paper proposals until June 30, 2020.  At this time, we are still moving forward with plans for our conference to be held in person. If it […]

Tundra Talks Now Online

Date Posted: May 9, 2020       Categories: News

The eight Tundra Talks and interviews recorded during the 2019-2020 Tundra Vision Lecture Series at Loussac Library in Anchorage, Alaska are now available online at a new site, Tundra Sounds. You can listen to the audio recording or access images, films and other historical material. Be sure to open the link in Google Chrome. The […]

Research Opportunity in Arctic & Northern Studies at UAF

Date Posted: April 14, 2020       Categories: News

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is recruiting one student for the Master of Arts in Arctic & Northern Studies to research the Copper Valley School, a Catholic boarding school that was located near Glennallen, Alaska. Benefits: Tuition, monthly stipend, and health insurance. About this Opportunity: A partnership among Arctic & Northern Studies (ACNS) and the […]

Covid-19 – Two year Unfinished Project #1 Completed: F/V Age of Reason

Date Posted: April 10, 2020       Categories: 49 History

By Kathy Peavey, Craig Alaska Mary Ida Henrikson of Ketchikan gifted an original painting by former Craig resident and author, Ballard Hadman, to the Craig Public Library. The painting by Ballard was gifted to former Thorne Bay and Ketchikan author and her friend, Margaret Bell (niece of City of Craig founder, Craig Miller). It was […]