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
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 […]
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 […]
In the spring of 2017, “150 Years,” the Kenai Peninsula history conference was held to examine the area’s transfer from Russian to United States rule. It attracted a sold-out crowd to Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna. Now, the conference organizers are pleased to announce publication of 150 Years: Proceedings of the 2017 Kenai Peninsula History […]
Do you have a story about the “Trusty Tusty?” The Alaska state ferry MV Tustumena, “Trusty Tusty,” has connected Aleutian and Kodiak Island communities with mainland Alaska since 1964. The boat is to be retired in 2019, and a group has been working on collecting oral histories from the fans of the ‘Trusty Tusty.” This […]