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

2021 Alaska Historical Society Awards

Date Posted: October 18, 2021       Categories: News

Alaska Historical Society Recognizes Ten Alaskans and Organizations for Outstanding Contributions to the Promotion of Alaska History The Alaska Historical Society has presented ten awards to Alaskans and Alaska organizations to recognize their outstanding contributions to the study of Alaska history. The awards were presented October 15, 2021 during the Annual Business Meeting held during […]


2021 Alaska Historical Society Awards

Date Posted: October 18, 2021       Categories: News

Alaska Historical Society Recognizes Ten Alaskans and Organizations for Outstanding Contributions to the Promotion of Alaska History The Alaska Historical Society has presented ten awards to Alaskans and Alaska organizations to recognize their outstanding contributions to the study of Alaska history. The awards were presented October 15, 2021 during the Annual Business Meeting held during […]


Cook Inlet Historical Society Panel Discussion: Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971

Date Posted: October 18, 2021       Categories: News

COOK INLET HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE: A panel discussion commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Online via Crowdcast. Free; advance registration is required. Use this link to sign up: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/cook-inlet-historical-3 (the same link can be used to review the […]


Upcoming Online Presentation: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Date Posted: October 13, 2021       Categories: News

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges is hosting the following online event: WHAT:  “From Caribou Corrals to Seaplane Hangars: A Cultural Resources Overview of Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuges” WHEN:  Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 5-6pm (AKDT) WHO:  Jeremy Karchut, Regional Archeologist/Regional Historic Preservation Officer, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region All the info and link […]


Solidarity with Alaska’s Jewish Community

Date Posted: October 5, 2021       Categories: News

Statement on History, the Climate of Divisiveness, and Support and Solidarity with Alaska’s Jewish Community The Alaska Historical Society Board of Directors expresses support and solidarity with Alaska’s Jewish community. In the last few weeks, we have watched with dismay as a series of anti-Semitic actions have taken place in our largest community, Anchorage. A […]


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