Governance/Board

The sternwheeler Nora full of passengers, Yukon River, 1899. Case and Draper Photo. UAF-1976-35-30, J. Bernard Moore Family Papers, Album #1, University of Alaska Fairbanks Archives.

The sternwheeler Nora full of passengers, Yukon River, 1899. Case and Draper Photo. UAF-1976-35-30, J. Bernard Moore Family Papers, Album #1, University of Alaska Fairbanks Archives.

The Alaska Historical Society is governed by a fifteen-member board of directors according to bylaws adopted in 1967 when the organization was first incorporated, and each year holds an annual meeting in different cities around the state.

Terms on the board are for three years, and each board member typically chairs one of the society’s committees or serves as an officer and is on at least one other committee. Members are expected to participate in quarterly teleconference board meetings and attend the annual meeting and conference in the fall. New board members are voted on by the full association membership in a mail-in election and begin their terms at the annual meeting in the fall of the year. Nominations for new board members are welcome from any association member or the general public. If interested—or to suggest someone—please email members@alaskahistoricalsociety.org

2021-2022 Board of Directors

David Ramseur, President, Anchorage
Rachel Mason, Vice-President, Anchorage
Erik Johnson, Treasurer, Denali Park
Angela Schmidt, Secretary, Fairbanks
Karen Brewster, Fairbanks
Carol Gales, Nome
Patuk Glenn, Eagle River
J. Pennelope Goforth, Anchorage
Ian Hartman, Anchorage
Mike Hawfield, Homer
Averil Lerman, Anchorage
Sara Piasecki, Anchorage
Rebecca Poulson, Sitka
Wendy Ranney, Cordova
William Schneider, Past President, Fairbanks

Others

Jo Antonson, Executive Director
Ross Coen, Editor, Alaska History
David Ramseur, Editor, Alaska History News
Judy Bittner, Chief, State of Alaska, Office of History and Archaeology
Patience Frederiksen, Director, State of Alaska, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums

Association and Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes are taken at all quarterly board meetings and each annual association business meeting. Alaska Historical Society members interested in minutes from any of our meetings, please contact: members@alaskahistoricalsociety.org

2019 Annual Business Meeting Minutes

2020 Annual Business Meeting Minutes (held via Zoom on October 10, 2020)

2020 Annual Report (as discussed at the Annual Business Meeting held via Zoom on October 10, 2020)