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.


2020 AHS CONFERENCE – “Place and Power”

October 8-10 and 15-17, 2020

Presentation Recordings


Recent Blog Entries

Importance of Archives

Date Posted: February 15, 2019       Categories: 49 History News

In 2018, the Alaska Historical Society (AHS) made protecting our state’s archives its advocacy priority. As part of this effort, AHS launched the Archives Video Project to highlight how archive collections are the irreplaceable basic sources of historical research. By emphasizing how collections are used in research, these videos hope to bring attention to the rich […]


Eyes on the Past: Saving Alaska’s History

Date Posted: January 17, 2021       Categories: News

The Alaska Film Archives has kicked off the new semester by posting a throwback YouTube video in honor of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives at Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. The 15-minute video “Eyes on the Past: Saving Alaska’s History” celebrates UAF’s archival collections by highlighting the Alaska Steamship […]


Lecture: Sinking of the Good Ship DORA

Date Posted: January 17, 2021       Categories: News

The 100th Anniversary Lecture: Sinking of the Good Ship DORA By J. Pennelope Goforth Cook Inlet Historical Society, 2020-2021 Speaker Series, “Disasters” Thursday January 21, 2021    7:00PM Join us online for a free virtual CIHS lecture. Advance registration is required to receive the link. Please register directly on the Anchorage Museum website: https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/visit/calendar/details/?id=64069 The staunch little […]


Elizabeth Peratrovich Google Doodle

Date Posted: January 10, 2021       Categories: News

On December 30, 2020, Alaska’s own Elizabeth Peratrovich was the featured image in the Google logo. According to Google: The Doodle, illustrated by Sitka, Alaska-based guest artist Michaela Goade, celebrates Alaska Native civil rights champion Elizabeth Peratrovich, who played an instrumental role in the 1945 passage of the first anti-discrimination law in the United States. […]


UAF Course: North American Energy History

Date Posted: January 10, 2021       Categories: News

The History Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is pleased to announce a new course titled North American Energy History being taught this Spring 2021 semester by Dr. Philip Wight. They are looking for students to join the course in these last final days of class registration before the new semester starts. North American […]


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