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 Call For Papers

Date Posted: January 27, 2015       Categories: News

Call for Papers Alaska Historical Society’s Annual Conference September 30-October 3, 2015 in Cordova, Alaska Trade Routes and Crossroads in the North Pacific Located at the center of the Gulf of Alaska, Cordova and its surroundings have been a destination for travelers over thousands of years.  The Copper River delta is the homeland of the […]

Final Reminder – May 1 Abstract Deadline

Date Posted: April 24, 2015       Categories: News

Remember, May 1, 2015 is the deadline for submission of abstracts for papers or panels for the 2015 Alaska Historical Society’s annual conference to be held September 30-October 3, 2015 in Cordova, Alaska. Send an abstract (no longer than 100 words) describing your presentation topic and a short biographical blurb to Chris Allan, 2015 Program Chair, sprucetip105@gmail.com. For more […]

2015 Student and Emerging Professional Awards

Date Posted: April 24, 2015       Categories: News

The Alaska Historical Society is offering two travel awards for its annual meeting in Cordova on September 30 – October 3, 2015. One award will be presented to a post-secondary student who is researching some aspect of Alaska history, the other to an emerging professional in the field. Each award consists of (1) registration for […]

From Russia with Love – Celebrating the accomplishments of Russian mining engineer Peter Petrovich Doroshin

Date Posted: April 24, 2015       Categories: 49 History

by Thomas K. Bundtzen In April, 2014, the Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Foundation (AMHF) inducted Peter Petrovich Doroshin into its organization during a ceremony held at the foundation’s museum in Fairbanks. To many familiar with the late Russian-American period, Doroshin is credited with finding the first, albeit small, concentrations of placer gold on the […]

Anchorage Event – Centennial Symposium, June 18-20

Date Posted: April 21, 2015       Categories: News

The Cook Inlet Historical Society invites the public to attend Imagining Anchorage: A Centennial Symposium. Thursday, June 18 through Saturday, June 20 Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, 625 C Street The first part of the Symposium (Friday, June 19) will concentrate on Captain James Cook and his visit to Alaska in 1778. The second part […]