Welcome to the Alaska Historical Society
The 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
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 […]
Facing Our History Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference September 25-28, 2019 in Kodiak, Alaska Call for Papers Many of the events subjected to historical inquiry may be interpreted in very different ways. While some historians may represent them as positive events to be celebrated, to others they involve conflict, domination, and destruction. The history of […]
On March 9, 2019, the Alaska Historical Commission passed a resolution requesting the Alaska State Legislature reinstate the $150,000 in required state General Fund Match money for the Historic Preservation Fund that is currently not included in Governor Dunleavy’s proposed FY20 capital budget. These funds are critical for operation of the State Office of History […]
YOUR RESPONSE IS CRITICAL: The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is conducting a national survey of institutions seeking information about in person visitation trends between the years of 2013-2018. Please take five minutes to complete this survey and pass along to any institutions who may be interested in participating. Results will be […]
By: Alyssa Lapka, history student at University of Alaska Anchorage In honor of women’s history month and in commemoration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, there’s no better time to recall the notable and accomplished life of Cornelia Templeton Jewett Hatcher. Here in Alaska, many have grown up in the Matanuska Valley with Hatcher […]