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

Guide to Primary Sources on the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

Date Posted: December 17, 2021       Categories: News

December 18, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) by President Richard Nixon. The Alaska Historical Society wanted to recognize the movement that led to ANCSA and its evolving significance, and provide an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles of those who made […]

New Addition to the Eyewitness Booklet Series

Date Posted: January 4, 2022       Categories: News

Chris Allan has completed the sixth booklet in his “Eyewitness Series.” Eyewitness Series #6: In the Shadow of Eagle Bluff: A Pictorial History of the U.S. Army’s Fort Egbert at Eagle, Alaska, 1899-1902 is a collection of photographs, maps, and soldiers’ letters showing the evolution of a frontier outpost along the Yukon River.  All six […]

Native American Heritage Month Lecture Series

Date Posted: November 15, 2021       Categories: News

Save the SS NENANA

Date Posted: November 11, 2021       Categories: News

The SS NENANA Needs Your Voice Again! The letters and emails to the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly and Fairbanks Borough Mayor saved the SS NENANA from being cut up into pieces. You not only saved her from this fate, but your voices were so loud that the Fairbanks North Star Borough stepped up to […]

Alaska History Day 2022

Date Posted: November 11, 2021       Categories: News

Alaska History Day Needs Your Help! We ask your help to recommend Alaska history topics related to the theme of this year’s competition— Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. And if you can add accompanying source or archive or museum collection where students can research deeper, so much the better! National History Day—known […]