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

2015 Conference Registration Now Available

Date Posted: July 6, 2015       Categories: News

Register NOW for the Fall 2015 Alaska Historical Society Conference in Cordova www.cordova2015.org  - Conference Website Registration is open for Early-Birds ($225) until Aug. 30, 2015! Click on the “Registration” tab at the website and choose either “Pay by Credit Card” or “Pay by Check.” Questions or if you have any problems, please email nancy@cordovamuseum.org […]

Peratrovich a true hero, but myth doesn’t match facts of historic Alaska vote

Date Posted: August 19, 2015       Categories: 49 History

Editor’s note: The column below first appeared in the Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 18.   by Ross Coen   Allow me to begin by stating unequivocally that I support efforts by Governor Bill Walker and numerous others to place Elizabeth Peratrovich on the revised ten-dollar bill. Her tireless advocacy for Native rights has certainly […]

Alaska Film Archives at UAF

Date Posted: August 17, 2015       Categories: 49 History

Q: WHERE DOES HISTORICAL FILM GO TO LIVE? A: ALASKA FILM ARCHIVES AT UAF! The Alaska Film Archives at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) holds more than 10,000 Alaska films and videos available for viewing and use by patrons and researchers. Moving images are requested every day for research and presentations by students, instructors, historians, documentary filmmakers, and […]

2015 Conference Update

Date Posted: August 13, 2015       Categories: News

Early-Bird Registration for Annual Conference ends August 31! Visit the conference website at www.cordova2015.org It’s easy to register online…. pay either with your credit card OR mail us a check! Please let us know if you have any trouble with the registration page. Post Conference Tours are now posted at the website! We have FIVE different choices for Post Conference […]

2015 AHS Award Nominations By September 1

Date Posted: August 11, 2015       Categories: News

Nominations please! Each year, at our Conference, the Alaska Historical Society makes a number of awards for work done in the past year on behalf of Alaska history.  The Awards Committee of the AHS board would like to have nominations from the membership for one or more of these awards.  If you know of someone […]