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 […]

UAF Archives Open House

Date Posted: October 8, 2019       Categories: News

Archives Month at the National Archives

Date Posted: October 8, 2019       Categories: News

The National Archives is celebrating American Archives Month throughout October. Join us to learn more about how our staff make your history accessible to you! Follow us on social media and share your archives stories using the hashtag #ArchivesMonth. Pieces of History¬†has a collection of blog posts highlighting the work of our staff, along with […]

Revised 2019 Conference Schedule

Date Posted: September 25, 2019       Categories: News

There have been last minute changes and revisions to the 2019 AHS Conference that were too late to be included in the printed program or on the joint conference website. Click here to view the revised final conference schedule (as of September 25, 2019).

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.