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 […]

Looking Back: The 1900 Nome Gold Rush

Date Posted: August 22, 2014       Categories: 49 History

By Laura Samuelson, Director, Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum In the last week’s post, the brothers Wilfred and Ed along with their hired hand Ed Rouse were mining on a pretty good schedule. Just when things seemed to be going well tragedy strikes… July 22nd, 1900 Went to bed at 7A.M. I was aroused by […]

Cold War of Alaska Conference

Date Posted: August 18, 2014       Categories: News

The public is invited to the Alaska Cold War Conference and Nike Veterans Reunion being held in Anchorage on September 4 and 5, 2014. Sergei Krushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev, will give the keynote address “Cold Warriors: Eisenhower, Kennedy and Krushchev” on Thursday, September 4 at 7:30pm at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.  This […]

Conference Schedule Now On-line

Date Posted: August 14, 2014       Categories: News

Greetings Alaska Historical Society members! The time is quickly approaching for this year’s MA and AHS Joint Annual Conference Oct. 1-4 in Seward. Events start Wednesday, Oct. 1 with workshops during the day and the opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Theater-lovers will want to attend the readers’ theater at 8:15 p.m. featuring selections from Doug Capra’s play, “And Now the World Again,” by […]