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

Alaska Historical Society Annual Conference

Date Posted: February 25, 2014       Categories: News

Save the Date! October 1-4, 2014 – ABSTRACTS DUE MAY 1, 2014 In 2014, the Alaska Historical Society will hold its annual conference in the beautiful and historical town of Seward.  This is the first time Seward has hosted the meeting, and Resurrection Bay Historical Society members are working hard with Museums Alaska and Alaska […]

“Tell Your Alaska Stories” at the Anchorage Museum

Date Posted: September 18, 2014       Categories: 49 History

As it plans the New Alaska Gallery, the Anchorage Museum invites Alaskans to share their personal stories. On Wednesday, September 24, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., the public is invited to “Coming to Alaska: Immigration, Arrival and Settling In,” an event for sharing stories. Everyone is welcome to bring a photograph or artifact. The event […]

Restoring Bristol Bay Gillnetter DIAMOND NN 59

Date Posted: September 16, 2014       Categories: 49 History

If you happen to be in Seattle this Friday be sure to check out “Restoring Bristol Bay Gillnetter DIAMOND NN 59,” a free public lecture by Richard Sturgill. Friday, September 19 7:00 pm Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley Street, Seattle Captain Sturgill will describe the effort to accurately restore DIAMOND NN 59, a gillnetter […]

Iron Creek’s Last Season

Date Posted: September 4, 2014       Categories: 49 History

By: Charles Austin   Raspberry Island is a small, steep and densely wooded island wedged between the larger islands of Kodiak and Afognak in southwestern Alaska. It is separated from Afognak to its north by a narrow channel called Raspberry Strait, and along Raspberry Strait in 1951 there were three herring reduction plants called Port […]