Welcome to the Alaska Historical Society

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The Alaska Historical Society (AHS) is a nonprofit, 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

October 4, 2023

Critical Issues Lecture Series

About the Series: To help raise the level of civil discourse across Alaska, the Alaska Historical Society (AHS) launched this four-part lecture and panel discussion series. “Today in Alaska, as in much of the rest of the country, our civic discourse has deteriorated to a point where sensible public policy is not only enormously challenging, but often unachievable,” said William Schneider, University of Alaska Fairbanks professor emeritus and recent past president of the Alaska Historical Society. “By demonstrating how knowledge of history can inform... (Read More)
February 5, 2024

Job Openings in History

Valdez Museum - Executive Director An experienced Executive Director to work with Museum staff and Board to make measurable changes in community conditions and enhance the lives of its citizens. Learn more and apply.Cordova Museum - Museum Assistant Oversees Museum Store, Front Desk and Guest Services operations, while also assisting the director, curator, and cultural leader with research, exhibit installations, tours, and collection care when needed. Learn more and apply. Museum of the North - Director of Visitor Services Responsible... (Read More)
January 22, 2024

Pick. Click. Give to AHS!

When filling out your Alaska Permanent Fund application, we'd like to ask folks to remember the Alaska Historical Society when making your Pick. Click. Give. donations. Your support helps us fulfill the AHS mission of educating the public and promoting the study of Alaska history. Apply for your PFD at: https://pfd.alaska.gov Thank you for supporting the Alaska Historical Society.
October 12, 2023

Alaska Historical Society Recognizes Alaskans for Historic Accomplishment

Ian Hartman and David Reamer Honored as Historians of the Year Two prominent Anchorage historians who wrote the ground-breaking book, Black Lives in Alaska: A History of African Americans in the Far Northwest, were named historians of the year by the Alaska Historical Society over the weekend at its annual conference on the Kenai Peninsula. University of Alaska Anchorage history professor Ian C. Hartman and public historian and Anchorage Daily News columnist David Reamer were awarded the James H. Ducker... (Read More)
July 18, 2023

Historical Society to Launch Lecture/Discussion Series to Enhance Alaska Civil Discourse

Press Release: Historical Society to Launch Lecture/Discussion Series to Enhance Alaska Civil Discourse Topics Include Americanization of Alaska, Native Sovereignty, Climate Change, Conservation and Development News Release Contact: David Ramseur, President July 17, 2023 907-317-3657 To help raise the level of civil discourse across Alaska, the Alaska Historical Society (AHS) is launching a four-part lecture and panel discussion series focused on major public policy issues facing Alaska. The sessions, scheduled to kick off this fall at the Anchorage Museum, are designed... (Read More)