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 […]

Conference Tours and Events

Date Posted: September 12, 2019       Categories: News

Going to Kodiak for the Alaska Historical Society/Museums Alaska Conference on September 25? Thinking about attending one of the special events or going on one of the interesting tours? Conference organizers ask that you sign up for these by September 15th. Go to the joint conference website to register.

2019 AHS Conference Schedule

Date Posted: September 6, 2019       Categories: News

The 2019 Alaska Historical Society/Museums Alaska conference on September 25-28 in Kodiak is rapidly approaching and the organizing committee is working hard to finalize details. While the early bird registration deadline was August 31, we still encourage people to register and attend this great gathering of practitioners of Alaska history, museum work, and cultural studies. […]

Franklin Symposium September 21 – Anchorage Museum

Date Posted: September 6, 2019       Categories: News

SYMPOSIUM: Lost and Found: Uncovering the Mystery of the Franklin Expedition 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Auditorium In conjunction with the major exhibition, Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition, the Anchorage Museum is hosting a symposium titled Lost and Found: Uncovering the Mystery of the […]

Early Bird Conference Registration Deadline – August 31

Date Posted: August 30, 2019       Categories: News

August 31 is the Early Bird deadline for registering for the 2019 Alaska Historical Society Annual Meeting being held in Kodiak, Alaska on September 25-28. Register now and save $90. Visit the Joint AHS/MA Conference website to register and for more information about the conference, speakers, and special events.