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: September 1, 2014       Categories: 49 History

By Laura Samuelson, Director, Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum In the previous post on this blog, the brothers Wilfred and Ed dealt with the tragic death of their fellow miner Ed Rouse who is buried in Nome. It’s starting to get darker at night as the Midnight Sun begins to wane. Now it’s time for […]

Can You Identify This Cannery?

Date Posted: September 1, 2014       Categories: Alaska's Historic Canneries

Does this cannery or the surrounding landscape look familiar to you? It could be Southeast Alaska, or perhaps Prince William Sound. Please leave your suggestions!

AHS Conference Early Bird Registration

Date Posted: August 25, 2014       Categories: News

Just a reminder that there’s one week left to take advantage of the Early-Bird Registration fee for this year’s Museums Alaska / Alaska Historical Society Joint Annual Conference in Seward Oct. 1-4. The Early-Bird rate is $225 for members and $275 for non-members. Beginning Sept. 1, registration will be $300. To travel to Seward: Driving: Seward […]