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
ALASKA STATE ARCHIVES RECOGNIZES ARCHIVES MONTH JUNEAU – The Alaska State Archives and Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board (ASHRAB) are kicking off October with activities aimed to connect individuals with historic records and learning opportunities, as well as remind government agencies about the importance of managing digital records. October is nationally recognized as Archives […]
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 […]
The catalog for the 2018 Alaska Historical Society’s annual auction is now available. The auction will take place during the Alaska Historical Society’s annual meeting to be held September 12-15, 2018 at Old St. Joe’s Hall, Nome, Alaska. If you are not attending the meeting you can still submit bids. Non-members also are welcome to […]