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

Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame Nominations Open Now

Date Posted: March 8, 2023       Categories: 49 History

Call for Nominations! The Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame invites Alaskans to nominate outstanding women to be considered for induction into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominations close May 29, 2023. Additional details can be found at alaskawomenshalloffame.com Nominations must be submitted electronically. Save the Date! The Class of 2023 will be inducted on Alaska […]

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. […]

AHS Seeks Graphic Designer for Journal Redesign

Date Posted: January 14, 2023       Categories: News

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 […]

Eyewitness Series Booklet #8

Date Posted: October 21, 2022       Categories: News

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 […]

2022 Candidate Questionnaire

Date Posted: October 21, 2022       Categories: News

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 […]