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 […]

Book Review: Hawley, A Kennecott Story

Date Posted: April 17, 2015       Categories: 49 History

Charles Caldwell Hawley, A Kennecott Story—Three Mines, Four Men and One Hundred Years 1897-1997. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2014. Review by Thomas K. Bundtzen Much of the historic mining legacy in Alaska focuses on the search and development of gold. Although copper, a base metal, may seem less glamorous than gold, its […]

Reeder-Davies Grants from Cook Inlet Historical Society

Date Posted: April 11, 2015       Categories: News

Applications are invited for Reeder-Davies Grants from Cook Inlet Historical Society. The Cook Inlet Historical Society announces the spring 2015 round of Reeder-Davies grants. There are two memorial grants being offered by the Society to encourage research and writing about the Cook Inlet area and Alaska. The Brian Davies Memorial Grant for Alaska History supports […]

Reminder: Abstract Submissions Due May 1

Date Posted: April 2, 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. […]

Cannery Pioneer Eigil Buschmann

Date Posted: April 2, 2015       Categories: Alaska's Historic Canneries

The following article comes from Pacific Fisherman (January 1955), page 44. Thanks to Jim Mackovjak  for contributing this. Sixty Years of Salmon Canning Ready E. Buschmann for Next Move With 60 years of personal and continuous activity in the salmon fishing and canning business behind him, Eigil Buschmann retired this winter as general superintendent of […]