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 […]

2020 Conference Location

Date Posted: February 14, 2020       Categories: News

AHS is pleased to announce that the Sitka Historical Society and Museum will be our hosts for the 2020 conference in Sitka from Wednesday, October 14 through Saturday, October 17. Sitka’s annual Alaska Day Festival will be held on Sunday, October 18, so AHS members have the opportunity to stay to enjoy the event. AHS […]

Immediate Action Required: Proposed Closure of National Archives in Seattle

Date Posted: January 21, 2020       Categories: News

NATIONAL ARCHIVES IN SEATTLE PROPOSED TO BE CLOSED The Alaska Historical Society is sounding the alarm.  There is a proposal to close the Seattle National Archives and Records Center.  Please consider speaking up—every comment matters! The Alaska Historical Society is recommending the National Archives continue to have a branch facility in the Pacific Northwest.  The […]

Job Opportunity: Assistant Archivist at UAF

Date Posted: January 14, 2020       Categories: News

The Alaska Polar Regions Collection and Archives at UAF is hiring for an Assistant Archivist to work with our patrons directly in public services. Have you ever been the person at a party talking about the cool 1905 photograph you found in a thrift store? Does the phrase “history immersion” excite you? Do you love […]

KTVA FRONTIERS PROGRAM — Dick Proenneke: At Home in the Wilderness

Date Posted: December 20, 2019       Categories: News

After two years of research and production, Rhonda McBride & Will Mader are pleased to announce completion of their film about Dick Proenneke, a self-educated naturalist who lived alone for nearly thirty years in the mountains of Alaska in a log cabin that he constructed by hand near the shore of Twin Lakes in what […]