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
CALL FOR PAPERS Tundra & Ice: History in Alaska’s Arctic Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference September 12-15, 2018 in Nome, Alaska Alaska’s Arctic is fertile ground for historical inquiry. Northern topics abound like whaling in the Arctic Ocean, the gold stampedes to Nome and Kotzebue Sound, the Prudhoe Bay oil strike, and the rich history […]
Tundra & Ice: History in Alaska’s Arctic Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference September 12-15, 2018 in Nome, Alaska Registration is now open for the 2018 Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska conference in Nome. Visit the Conference Website to register and find out more information about the conference schedule, travel, and local accommodations.
The Alaska Historical Society is seeking nominations for its annual awards to individuals and groups which have notably contributed to the knowledge, preservation, and understanding of Alaskan or local history this past year. Nominations can be made by letter or can be submitted electronically, but must document the individual’s or group’s significant contribution. The Esther […]
The Alaska Historical Society has openings on its Board of Directors starting in September 2018. We are seeking people with a passion for preserving and perpetuating our state’s history and diverse cultural heritage and who are interested in advocating for Alaska history around the state. Board members are required to participate in four board meetings […]
May 15 is the deadline for submission of abstracts for papers for the 2018 Alaska Historical Society Conference – Tundra and Ice: History in Alaska’s Arctic – being held in Nome on September 12-15, 2018. To submit a proposal for papers, panels, and poster sessions, please send your presentation title, an abstract (<100 words), and […]