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

2018 AHS Conference Call for Papers

Date Posted: March 6, 2018       Categories: News

CALL FOR PAPERS Tundra & Ice: History in Alaska’s Arctic Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference September 12-15, 2018 in Nome, Alaska Alaska’s Arctic is fertile ground for historical inquiry. Northern topics abound like whaling in the Arctic Ocean, the gold stampedes to Nome and Kotzebue Sound, the Prudhoe Bay oil strike, and the rich history […]

Reminder: Upcoming Conference Abstract Submission Deadline

Date Posted: May 4, 2018       Categories: News

May 15 is the deadline for submission of abstracts for papers for the 2018 Alaska Historical Society Conference – Tundra and Ice: History in Alaska’s Arctic – being held in Nome on September 12-15, 2018. To submit a proposal for papers, panels, and poster sessions, please send your presentation title, an abstract (<100 words), and […]

Project Coordinator Position Available

Date Posted: May 4, 2018       Categories: News

Anway Cabin Project Coordinator 2018, Haines, Alaska PROJECT BACKGROUND The Chilkat Valley Historical Society has for several years been restoring the Charles Anway cabin and outbuildings at 2.5 mile Haines Highway. Along with the cabin, wood shed and outhouse, the Society owns approx. one acre of the old Anway Homestead. The property includes woods, lawn, […]

Grant Applications for Digitization

Date Posted: April 30, 2018       Categories: News

ASHRAB SEEKS INSTITUTIONAL GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR DIGITIZATION SERVICES The Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board (ASHRAB) is sponsoring a Digitization Archivist Program Grant during summer/fall 2018: a grant venture that will fund a Digitization Archivist’s travel to an Alaskan repository and offer six weeks of hands-on digitization services and training, and assist the institution in […]

New publication about 1867 Alaska Transfer Ceremony

Date Posted: March 14, 2018       Categories: News

The Alaska Historical Society is pleased to announce publication of: “As the Old Flag Came Down: Eyewitnesses to the October 18, 1867 Alaska Transfer Ceremony”  Chris Allan, 2018. This 32-page booklet offers 16 eyewitness accounts of the 1867 Alaska Transfer Ceremony held in Sitka, Alaska. Drawn from newspaper stories, letters, and journals, there is one pre-transfer account, […]