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 Alaska Historical Society presented their annual awards recognizing accomplishments in history at their annual business meeting on October 14, 2022. Longtime Alaska journalist and author Tom Kizzia has been honored as Historian of the Year. Kizzia, a former Anchorage Daily News reporter and author of the recent book, Cold Mountain Path, was recognized both […]
The Tanana Yukon Historical Society in collaboration with Hyperborea Pictures presents The 2nd program of the 2022-2023 Season Wednesday, 25 January 2023 7 p.m. Noel Wien Library Auditorium and by Zoom Wickersham: Finding His Way Home Settled in Tacoma since 1883, James Wickersham was a successful lawyer and probate judge, looking for new opportunities to […]
The Alaska Historical Society is seeking a contractor to redesign its journal, Alaska History. Please see the attached Journal Redesign RFP here. About the Society The Alaska Historical Society is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to encouraging creative inquiry into our past, facilitating and advocating for the sharing of information, ideas and resources related to […]
A new volume in the Eyewitness Booklet Series has just been completed by Chris Allan, historian for the National Park Service. It is Eyewitness Series #8: Burning for Yukon Gold: The Hidden World of Underground Placer Mining in Alaska and the Klondike, 1898-1901. It is a collection of photographs and first-person accounts revealing how gold miners […]
The Alaska Historical Society advocates for history, often with state officeholders. In September 2022, the Society sent five questions to candidates running for Governor and State House and Senate seats about programs and issues of concern to us. Below are responses we received from the following candidates: For Governor: Bill Walker and Heidi Drygas For […]