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

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 […]

Oral Historian Job Opportunity

Date Posted: June 29, 2020       Categories: News

The Association of Village Council Presidents has a job opening for an Oral Historian located in Bethel, Alaska. According to the job announcement, “The Oral Historian provides services to organize and initiate topical indexing of the ANCSA Historic and Cemetery Sites Program tape collection from the Calista/AVCP region. The Oral Historian will coordinate inter-agency efforts […]

NN Cannery Project Discusses Community Work

Date Posted: June 29, 2020       Categories: Alaska's Historic Canneries News

Between Two Bookshelves: Humanities Organizations and the COVID-19 Pandemic On June 25, 2020, Katie Ringsmuth with the NN Cannery History Project participated in a virtual online briefing organized for congressional staffers in Washington DC that showcased how humanities organizations like hers are serving communities in distinct and crucial ways throughout the COVID-19 crisis. She represented […]

2020 Annual Award Nominations

Date Posted: June 22, 2020       Categories: News

The Alaska Historical Society is asking for help in recognizing individuals, historical societies and public institutions for their outstanding research, writing, and promotion of Alaska history. Nominations are due no later than August 15, 2020. Here’s the list of awards to be made in 2020: The James H. Ducker Historian of the Year Award is […]

Municipality of Anchorage Landmark Register

Date Posted: June 22, 2020       Categories: News

The Municipality of Anchorage is recognizing the importance of having a Historic Preservation Program by developing a Local Landmark Register. The Planning Department released the Public Review Draft of the Local Landmark Register Ordinance on June 15, 2020. The public review-and-comment period is from June 15 through August 31, 2020. For more information and to […]