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Category: News

Mon, January 22, 2024

Pick. Click. Give to AHS!

When filling out your Alaska Permanent Fund application, we'd like to ask folks to remember the Alaska Historical Society when making your Pick. Click. Give. donations. Your support helps us fulfill the AHS mission of educating the public and promoting the study of Alaska history. Apply for your PFD at: https://pfd.alaska.gov Thank you for supporting the Alaska Historical Society.
Wed, October 04, 2023

Critical Issues Lecture Series

About the Series: To help raise the level of civil discourse across Alaska, the Alaska Historical Society (AHS) launched this four-part lecture and panel discussion series. “Today in Alaska, as in much of the rest of the country, our civic discourse has deteriorated to a point where sensible public policy is not only enormously challenging, but often unachievable,” said William Schneider, University of Alaska Fairbanks professor emeritus and recent past president of the Alaska Historical Society. “By demonstrating how knowledge of history can inform... (Read More)
Tue, July 18, 2023

Historical Society to Launch Lecture/Discussion Series to Enhance Alaska Civil Discourse

Press Release: Historical Society to Launch Lecture/Discussion Series to Enhance Alaska Civil Discourse Topics Include Americanization of Alaska, Native Sovereignty, Climate Change, Conservation and Development News Release Contact: David Ramseur, President July 17, 2023 907-317-3657 To help raise the level of civil discourse across Alaska, the Alaska Historical Society (AHS) is launching a four-part lecture and panel discussion series focused on major public policy issues facing Alaska. The sessions, scheduled to kick off this fall at the Anchorage Museum, are designed... (Read More)
Fri, October 21, 2022

Eyewitness Series Booklet #8

A new volume in the Eyewitness Booklet Series has just been completed by Chris Allan, historian for the National Park Service. It is Eyewitness Series #8: Burning for Yukon Gold: The Hidden World of Underground Placer Mining in Alaska and the Klondike, 1898-1901. It is a collection of photographs and first-person accounts revealing how gold miners risked their lives for buried treasure. All eight booklets in the series are available on the Eyewitness Booklet Series page on the Alaska Historical Society's... (Read More)
Fri, October 21, 2022

2022 Candidate Questionnaire

The Alaska Historical Society advocates for history, often with state officeholders. In September 2022, the Society sent five questions to candidates running for Governor and State House and Senate seats about programs and issues of concern to us. Below are responses we received from the following candidates: For Governor: Bill Walker and Heidi Drygas For Senate: Cathy Giessel – District E Elvi Gray-Jackson – District G Loki Tobin – District I Forrest Dunbar – District J Bill Wielechowski – District... (Read More)