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

October is Archives Month

Date Posted: October 16, 2018       Categories: News

ALASKA STATE ARCHIVES RECOGNIZES ARCHIVES MONTH JUNEAU – The Alaska State Archives and Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board (ASHRAB) are kicking off October with activities aimed to connect individuals with historic records and learning opportunities, as well as remind government agencies about the importance of managing digital records. October is nationally recognized as Archives […]

SS Princess Sophia Memorial, Skagway

Date Posted: October 16, 2018       Categories: News

The public is cordially invited to the SS Princess Sophia Memorial & Storyboard Dedication Saturday, October 20, 2018 • 2 PM White Pass & Yukon Route Depot & Skagway Centennial Park Introduction by emcee Jeff Brady, SS Princess Sophia Committee Welcome by Skagway Mayor Monica Carlson Welcome by White Pass & Yukon Route – Tyler […]

James Dalton Highway Sign Dedication

Date Posted: October 16, 2018       Categories: News

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, more than 75 people traveled up the Elliott Highway from Fairbanks to dedicate the James Dalton informational sign at Mile 1.1 of the Dalton Highway. Arriving in a bus and van generously provided by the Northern Alaska Tour Company and many individual vehicles, elected officials, friends and acquaintances of the Dalton family […]

18th Annual Silent Auction

Date Posted: September 8, 2018       Categories: News

The catalog for the 2018 Alaska Historical Society’s annual auction is now available. The auction will take place during the Alaska Historical Society’s annual meeting to be held September 12-15, 2018 at Old St. Joe’s Hall, Nome, Alaska. If you are not attending the meeting you can still submit bids. Non-members also are welcome to […]

Rockwell Kent Wilderness Centennial Journal

Date Posted: August 29, 2018       Categories: News

One hundred years ago, artist Rockwell Kent and his son headed to Alaska. In August 1918, they arrived in Seward and on August 25 they found Fox Island. Seward historian, Doug Capra, has been shadowing Kent’s journey day by day on a blog titled: “Rockwell Kent Wilderness Centennial Journal.” On August 25, 2018, Capra delivered […]