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

Importance of Archives

Date Posted: February 15, 2019       Categories: 49 History News

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 […]

2020 Annual Conference — Call for Papers

Date Posted: April 2, 2020       Categories: News

2020 Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference October 14 to 17, 2020  Sitka, Alaska “Place and Power” Call for Papers “Place and Power” is the theme for the 2020 Alaska Historical Society Conference to be held in Sitka, October 14-17.  Gathering in Sitka while the community commemorates the 1867 transfer of Alaska from Russia to the […]

2020 Conference Location

Date Posted: February 14, 2020       Categories: News

AHS is pleased to announce that the Sitka Historical Society and Museum will be our hosts for the 2020 conference in Sitka from Wednesday, October 14 through Saturday, October 17. Sitka’s annual Alaska Day Festival will be held on Sunday, October 18, so AHS members have the opportunity to stay to enjoy the event. AHS […]

Immediate Action Required: Proposed Closure of National Archives in Seattle

Date Posted: January 21, 2020       Categories: News

NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN SEATTLE PROPOSED TO BE CLOSED The Alaska Historical Society is sounding the alarm.  There is a proposal to close the Seattle National Archives and Records Center.  Please consider speaking up—every comment matters! The Alaska Historical Society is recommending the National Archives continue to have a branch facility in the Pacific Northwest.  The […]

Job Opportunity: Assistant Archivist at UAF

Date Posted: January 14, 2020       Categories: News

The Alaska Polar Regions Collection and Archives at UAF is hiring for an Assistant Archivist to work with our patrons directly in public services. Have you ever been the person at a party talking about the cool 1905 photograph you found in a thrift store? Does the phrase “history immersion” excite you? Do you love […]