Sat, February 15, 2014

Cook Inlet History Grant Opportunity

ANCHORAGE—The Cook Inlet Historical Society (CIHS) is starting a new program to encourage research and writing about the Cook Inlet area and Alaska.  The two new grants were created to honor the memory of Brian Davies and John Reeder, two long-time board members of the Society who passed away in 2012 and 2013.

The Brian Davies Memorial Grant for Alaska History supports creative projects and in-depth research that make a significant contribution to the study of Alaska history.  Recipients of the John Reeder Memorial Travel Grant must be conducting research in a library or archives in Alaska.  Each grant is in the range of $400 — $$1,000.  These grants can be used for classroom-based projects and other research.  The Society hopes that the grants will broaden current knowledge of Cook Inlet history and cultures.  The grants can also be used to develop classroom-based projects to explore Cook Inlet history and engage both the Anchorage academic community and interested public.

Those interested in applying for the grants must complete an application by April 1, 2014.  CIHS will select the grant recipients by mid-May.

For application information, go to the Cook Inlet Historical Society’s website (

For questions or further information, please contact Ayse Gilbert at e-mail:

The Cook Inlet Historical Society is a private, non-profit historical society focused on the Anchorage area.  It is a support organization of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, 625 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3544.

Donations for the Reeder-Davies Grant Program

The Cook Inlet Historical Society is seeking to raise funds to provide professional development opportunities and travel grants for historical researchers, social studies educators, and students. The Cook Inlet Historical Society is interested in fundraising partnerships and contributions from individuals, private and corporate foundations, businesses, and other institutions.

If you are interested in discussing future donations, please contact Ayse Gilbert, Treasurer, Cook Inlet Historical Society, at: E-mail: or at this address: Cook Inlet Historical Society, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center 625 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska  99501-3544.

Giving to Cook Inlet Historical Society

Since its founding in 1955, the Cook Inlet Historical Society has counted on its members, the Anchorage community, and others to help us further our educational mission:  to recognize, preserve, and interpret the history of Alaska and its place in the Circumpolar North in general, and the Cook Inlet area in particular.  The Cook Inlet Historical Society welcomes the many ways in which its members, the Anchorage community, and others give to the Society through their time, talents, and gifts.

How to Give:

Make a contribution by:

  • Send an e-mail to:  Ayse Gilbert, Treasurer, at this e-mail address:, to make your gift and designate either the Reeder or Davies Memorial Grants for your donation.
  • Using a credit card online at the Cook Inlet Historical Society website (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are all accepted).
  • Mailing your gift to:  Cook Inlet Historical Society, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, 625 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska  99501-3544. Indicate on your check that you would like your gift to be used by either the Reeder or Davies Memorial Grants.