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

2022 Conference Call for Papers

Date Posted: March 31, 2022       Categories: News

Conflicting Visions in Alaska History Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference October 6-8 and 13-15, 2022 The Alaska Historical Society, with the Cook Inlet Historical Society, invites presentations for its 2022 annual conference whose theme is: “Conflicting Visions in Alaska History.” It is currently scheduled primarily online but with some in-person events in Anchorage, October 6-8 […]

Denaina Place Names Project

Date Posted: May 5, 2022       Categories: News

The Alaska Historical Society is honored to endorse an effort to introduce Native place names to parks and trails in Alaska to expose more Alaskans and visitors to the invaluable contributions of Native people to our state. The Denaina Place Names Project in Anchorage recently installed a sign at downtown Anchorage’s Westchester Lagoon. The “Chanshtnu” […]

Alaskana Collection at Loussac Library

Date Posted: April 22, 2022       Categories: News

As part of its continuing efforts to advocate for the preservation and public access of Alaska historical materials, the Alaska Historical Society has partnered with the Cook Inlet Historical Society to request Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson to proceed expeditiously to create new space in the Anchorage Loussac Library to protect and display the library’s historical […]

Student and Emerging Professional Awards 2022

Date Posted: April 14, 2022       Categories: News

Student and Emerging Professional Awards for the Alaska Historical Society Annual Meeting and Conference Conflicting Visions in Alaska History Virtual / Anchorage, October 6-9 and 13-15, 2022 The Alaska Historical Society offers two scholarship awards to attend its annual meeting and conference.  One award is for a post-secondary student who is researching an Alaska history […]

1950 Census Records

Date Posted: April 6, 2022       Categories: News

On April 1, 2022, the National Archives released the 1950 census records. They have created a website (https://1950census.archives.gov/) that provides full access to the 1950 census images, including population schedules, enumeration district maps, and enumeration district descriptions. The searchable website includes: Approximately 6.57 million population schedules 33,360 Indian Reservation schedules 9,634 enumeration district maps images […]