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 Conference Registration Now Available

Date Posted: August 20, 2016       Categories: News

 Exploring Alaska’s Past in the Pacific World Alaska Historical Society’s Annual Conference September 21-24, 2016, Juneau, Alaska   The schedule and registration for the 2016 Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska Conference is now available at www.maahs2016.org/. For questions about the conference or registration, email: maahs2016conference@gmail.com For questions about AHS sessions or paper presentations, email Chris Allan […]

TV Show Commemorating Alaska’s Sesquicentennial

Date Posted: September 19, 2016       Categories: News

THE ALASKA LEGACY OF WILLIAM SEWARD TV show to kick off Alaska events commemorating Alaska’s sesquicentennial Wednesday September 21,  5:30 pm, Juneau, Alaska The public is invited to be part of a TV audience for the taping of a program discussing the legacy of U.S. Secretary William H. Seward. The TV show, featuring a panel of […]

Waterfall Resort: A Glimpse of the Old Prince of Wales Island Cannery

Date Posted: August 25, 2016       Categories: Alaska's Historic Canneries

Photos, text and audio production by Anjuli Grantham. The Waterfall Resort on Prince of Wales Island is a busy place in the summer. Dozens of guests at a time occupy the old cannery, turning a place that once produced canned salmon for the marketplace into a place that caters to sports fishermen eager to feed […]

Fifteen Nations, Four Labels, and One Boat: A Letter from a Ugashik Cannery Worker in 1928

Date Posted: August 21, 2016       Categories: Alaska's Historic Canneries

By: Anjuli Grantham Petersburg resident Karen Hofstad’s salmon can label and tin collection overwhelms. It is so good, it’s difficult to know where to begin once perusing commences. Should we start with the original, handmade tins from the early canneries along the Sacramento River or with the tins from the companies that consolidated to create […]

Military Tour of the Aleutian Islands, June 2017

Date Posted: August 20, 2016       Categories: News

In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Aleutians, Valor Tours will be conducting a tour of the Aleutian Islands from June 11-25, 2017 with planned stops at Adak, Atka, Attu, Kiska, Umnak and Unalaska. Valor Tours offers the only commercial means of reaching those places.  John Cloe, one of Alaska’s premiere military historians, will be one […]