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
CALL FOR PAPERS Tundra & Ice: History in Alaska’s Arctic Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference September 12-15, 2018 in Nome, Alaska Alaska’s Arctic is fertile ground for historical inquiry. Northern topics abound like whaling in the Arctic Ocean, the gold stampedes to Nome and Kotzebue Sound, the Prudhoe Bay oil strike, and the rich history […]
The UAA History Department is exploring the development of a Public History program that gives University of Alaska graduates a range of tools that make them attractive to potential employers. Across the country, universities have developed graduate programs tailored to their specific geographic needs that put history to work. The purpose of this inquiry is to […]
October 25th was the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia in Lynn Canal, Alaska’s worst maritime accident. Go to the podcast “Stuff You Missed in History Class” to learn more about this event.
The public is cordially invited to the SS Princess Sophia Memorial & Storyboard Dedication Saturday, October 20, 2018 • 2 PM White Pass & Yukon Route Depot & Skagway Centennial Park Introduction by emcee Jeff Brady, SS Princess Sophia Committee Welcome by Skagway Mayor Monica Carlson Welcome by White Pass & Yukon Route – Tyler […]
On Sunday, September 23, 2018, more than 75 people traveled up the Elliott Highway from Fairbanks to dedicate the James Dalton informational sign at Mile 1.1 of the Dalton Highway. Arriving in a bus and van generously provided by the Northern Alaska Tour Company and many individual vehicles, elected officials, friends and acquaintances of the Dalton family […]