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

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 […]

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 […]

Cultural Heritage Tourism National Survey

Date Posted: November 9, 2021       Categories: News

Have you participated in heritage tours and activities? The Educational Travel Consortium, Hargrove International, and the research firm, Young Strategies, is conducting a national survey to establish a detailed profile of heritage visitors and to gain a better understanding of the cultural heritage tourism market (post COVID-19). From this research, they hope to obtain information […]

ANCSA@50 Film Series

Date Posted: November 9, 2021       Categories: News

ANNOUNCING ANCSA@50: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES, A SERIES OF BROADCASTS TO COMMEMORATE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDMARK LEGISLATION From the earliest days of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), cameras were rolling, capturing a high-stakes drama that changed Alaska forever. The Alaska Native Media Group (ANMG) felt these were moments in time that needed […]