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 […]

Cold War in Alaska Project Jukebox

Date Posted: July 24, 2015       Categories: News

The Oral History Program at Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is pleased to announce completion of the Cold War in Alaska: Nike Missile Sites Project Jukebox, available on-line at www.jukebox.uaf.edu/akcoldwar. People who visit this site can listen to oral history recordings with veterans who worked at Nike Missile Sites in […]

The 1915 Tanana Chiefs Meeting

Date Posted: July 18, 2015       Categories: 49 History

by William Schneider   One hundred years ago this month (July 5-6, 1915), Native leaders from the Tanana River gathered in Fairbanks to meet with government officials and express their concerns about the impingement of White prospectors and settlers on their hunting grounds. Present at that meeting were representatives from Tanana (or Ft. Gibbon), Crossjacket, […]

100 years of higher education

Date Posted: July 4, 2015       Categories: 49 History

Today, the Fourth of July, marks the one hundredth anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, today known as the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The cornerstone was set absent any formal approval from Congress that there even would be a land-grant institution in Fairbanks. Not until […]

Alaska students win big at the National History Day Competition

Date Posted: July 4, 2015       Categories: News

Alaska students Clare Howard, Camille Griffith, and Leo McNicholas were awarded the Junior Division Native American History Award at the annual National History Day (NHD) competition, held last month at the University of Maryland. Clare, Camille, and Leo, all from Anchorage, won for their documentary entitled Elizabeth Peratovich’s Leadership to Change Native Rights and Her […]