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

Conference Registration Now Available

Date Posted: September 11, 2020       Categories: News

Registration for the 2020 AHS conference is now available on the AHS website. Thank you for your patience as we tried to plan a conference during these uncertain times and we apologize for the delay in making the registration available. Due to the conference being held in a new digital format this year, it took […]

Abstracts and Biographies

Date Posted: September 27, 2020       Categories: News

Do you want to know more about the presentations scheduled for the AHS 2020 annual conference being held October 8-10 and 15-17 via Zoom? Abstracts of the presentations and biographies of the presenters are now available for review. Remember to register for the conference. Hope to see everyone there!

Before and After the Nineteenth Amendment

Date Posted: September 12, 2020       Categories: 49 History

By Sue Sherif, Fairbanks, Alaska. Sue is a retired librarian and is a member of the League of Women Voters, which is also marking its 100th anniversary this year. August 2020 marks several landmarks in the long struggle for voting rights for women.  August 18, 1920 saw the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the […]

Statement on Monuments and The Need For More History

Date Posted: September 9, 2020       Categories: News

In response to current events and after much thought and discussion, the advocacy committee of the Alaska Historical Society has developed a statement about the importance of history and that different perspectives and a diversity of viewpoints matter. Any historical debate must be informed by evidence, a close engagement with primary sources, and an acknowledgement […]

AHS Conference Goes Digital: October 8-10 and 15-17, 2020

Date Posted: August 14, 2020       Categories: News

New dates for the AHS Annual Conference are Thursday through Saturday: October 8-10 and 15-17. The conference theme remains “Power and Place.” Over the last few months, COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on our lives. We’ve stopped gathering and traveling, and much of our usual interaction for work, school, worship or shopping is […]