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

2016 Call For Papers

Date Posted: February 8, 2016       Categories: News

Exploring Alaska’s Past in the Pacific World Call for Papers for Alaska Historical Society’s Annual Conference September 21-24, 2016 in Juneau, Alaska   The vast Pacific Ocean exists as both barrier and thoroughfare, fostering cultures in isolation and allowing astonishing journeys of exploration and imperial ambition.  Please join us in discovering how Alaska’s past can […]


Exploring Alaska’s Past in the Pacific World Call for Papers

Date Posted: February 12, 2016       Categories: 49 History

Exploring Alaska’s Past in the Pacific World Call for Papers for Alaska Historical Society’s Annual Conference September 21-24, 2016 in Juneau, Alaska The vast Pacific Ocean exists as both barrier and thoroughfare, fostering cultures in isolation and allowing astonishing journeys of exploration and imperial ambition.  Please join us in discovering how Alaska’s past can be […]


History & Heritage of Russian America Conference in Moscow

Date Posted: February 12, 2016       Categories: 49 History

The Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences and the Kennan Institute (USA) presents an international conference “The History and Heritage of Russian America.” To be held April 13-14, 2016 in Moscow. This international conference aims to consider a variety of issues related to the history of the exploration of the North Pacific. The […]


Pirate Cove & Cod

Date Posted: February 12, 2016       Categories: Alaska's Historic Canneries

by  Jim Mackovjak The abundance of cod in the vicinity of the Shumagin Islands was well known, but Thomas McCollam, of the San Francisco-based Thomas W. McCollam & Company, was the first in the industry to perceive the advantages of establishing a shore-based fishing station in the Shumagins. In 1876, McCollam purchased a hunting camp, […]


Net Hanger Expertise Needed

Date Posted: February 12, 2016       Categories: Alaska's Historic Canneries

Here’s a request from Jackie Manning: Subject: Bristol Bay Double Ender – net We have a questions concerning a net we are putting in the Bristol Bay Double Ender that will be on exhibit in the new museum. We have a net that was used for beach seining that he thought would be similar to […]


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