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

Happy Thanksgiving

Date Posted: November 26, 2014       Categories: 49 History

The Alaska Historical Society wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! As we celebrate this year, please enjoy the following note about William H. Seward’s thoughts on Thanksgiving, written by Billye J. Chabot, director of the Seward House Museum in Auburn, New York:   While people have celebrated the harvest for thousands of years, the national practice […]

Sewing Gut artists’ residency – Anchorage Museum, Dec 3-5

Date Posted: November 24, 2014       Categories: News

The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum presents “Material Traditions: Sewing Gut artists’ residency” on December 3-5 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Observe and ask questions as Alaska Native artists Mary Tunuchuk, Elaine Kingeekuk, and Sonya Kelliher-Combs work with seal gut, perpetuating a tradition seen in masterworks of design in the Smithsonian Arctic Studies […]

Fairbanks Event – Lecture by Matthew Reckard, Wed 11/19

Date Posted: November 13, 2014       Categories: News

The Tanana Yukon Historical Society invites the public to “The Mears Memorial Bridge: Crowning Link in the Alaska Railroad,” a lecture by Matthew Reckard. Wednesday, November 19 7:00 p.m. Pioneer Museum at Pioneer Park Fairbanks   Alaska’s longest bridge span is the Tanana River railroad crossing at Nenana. Built in 1922-23 and now known as […]

Alaska Highway Project – Loussac Library, Anchorage, Friday 11/14

Date Posted: November 10, 2014       Categories: News

This Friday in Anchorage the Alaska Highway Project will celebrate the African American army engineers who built the historic Alcan Highway during World War II and helped to end segregation in the U.S. military. Alaska Highway Project 3rd annual Alaska Highway Celebration Friday, November 14 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.   Wilda Marston Auditorium Loussac Library Anchorage   […]

Charles L. McKay, A Biologist in the Bristol Bay Region, 1881-1883

Date Posted: November 7, 2014       Categories: 49 History

by John B. Branson, Historian, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Editor’s note: This blog post is based on a lengthier article about McKay by Branson that will appear in a future issue of the on-line magazine, Alaska Park Science. Charles L. McKay was the first biologist to work in the Bristol Bay region of southwest […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Date Posted: November 26, 2014       Categories: 49 History

The Alaska Historical Society wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! As we celebrate this year, please enjoy the following note about William H. Seward’s thoughts on Thanksgiving, written by Billye J. Chabot, director of the Seward House Museum in Auburn, New York:   While people have celebrated the harvest for thousands of years, the national practice […]


Sewing Gut artists’ residency – Anchorage Museum, Dec 3-5

Date Posted: November 24, 2014       Categories: News

The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum presents “Material Traditions: Sewing Gut artists’ residency” on December 3-5 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Observe and ask questions as Alaska Native artists Mary Tunuchuk, Elaine Kingeekuk, and Sonya Kelliher-Combs work with seal gut, perpetuating a tradition seen in masterworks of design in the Smithsonian Arctic Studies […]


Fairbanks Event – Lecture by Matthew Reckard, Wed 11/19

Date Posted: November 13, 2014       Categories: News

The Tanana Yukon Historical Society invites the public to “The Mears Memorial Bridge: Crowning Link in the Alaska Railroad,” a lecture by Matthew Reckard. Wednesday, November 19 7:00 p.m. Pioneer Museum at Pioneer Park Fairbanks   Alaska’s longest bridge span is the Tanana River railroad crossing at Nenana. Built in 1922-23 and now known as […]


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