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.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Kenai and Soldotna for our 2023 Conference! Recordings are available now – click the button below to browse the sessions.

Conference Recordings and Information

Recent Blog Entries

Recordings Available: The Americanization of Alaska and Alaska Native Sovereignty

Date Posted: October 4, 2023       Categories: News

The Americanization of Alaska: Panel Recording Description Beginning with the 1867 transfer of Alaska from Russian to American administration, the federal government extended its authority over the territory. Was this “Americanization” positive with new government services or an unwelcome colonization? Americanization had both enormously positive and negative impacts which continue today. The unsettled relationship between […]

Alaska Historical Society Recognizes Alaskans for Historic Accomplishment

Date Posted: October 12, 2023       Categories: 49 History

Ian Hartman and David Reamer Honored as Historians of the Year Two prominent Anchorage historians who wrote the ground-breaking book, Black Lives in Alaska: A History of African Americans in the Far Northwest, were named historians of the year by the Alaska Historical Society over the weekend at its annual conference on the Kenai Peninsula. […]

Silent Auction Items

Date Posted: October 4, 2023       Categories: 49 History

See the most updated auction prices as of Saturday morning here.   The Alaska Historical Society is reviving its annual conference silent auction. The auction is the organization’s primary fundraiser to support its many programs. All auction items have been generously donated by supporters and friends. Look inside to explore the treasures to be had. […]

Historical Society to Launch Lecture/Discussion Series to Enhance Alaska Civil Discourse

Date Posted: July 18, 2023       Categories: News

Press Release: Historical Society to Launch Lecture/Discussion Series to Enhance Alaska Civil Discourse Topics Include Americanization of Alaska, Native Sovereignty, Climate Change, Conservation and Development News Release Contact: David Ramseur, President July 17, 2023 907-317-3657 To help raise the level of civil discourse across Alaska, the Alaska Historical Society (AHS) is launching a four-part lecture and […]

Alaska History Day is Coming up in April

Date Posted: February 17, 2023       Categories: 49 History

Alaska History Day is coming up in April – please consider volunteering a few hours of your time as a judge! What is Alaska History Day? It is the Alaska statewide contest for National History Day. NHD is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. […]