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 […]

Debunking a Myth: Enough, Already!

Date Posted: March 17, 2015       Categories: 49 History

by J. Pennelope Goforth  [Reader discretion advised: this rant contains strong language and truthiness.] It’s right up there with Dewey Wins! and Mission Accomplished and it’s just as wrong. The phrase has been said so many times in ignorant error that I refuse to let it be a search word term in this opinion piece. […]

Ketchikan Event – Grown on the Rock, March 27

Date Posted: March 17, 2015       Categories: News

The Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan invites the public to Grown on the Rock, an exhibit about producing fresh food in the rain and steep terrain. A free opening reception will be held Friday, March 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Grown on the Rock digs into the history and challenges of growing produce and […]

Support for Museum Capital Projects

Date Posted: March 16, 2015       Categories: News

Senator Gary Stevens introduced SB-61, a bill that would provide state matching funds for museum capital projects. This is a companion bill to HB-52, sponsored by Representative Bob Herron of Bethel. ”A recent study of 36 Alaskan museums and cultural centers showed that 75% are planning for major capital projects over the next five years. […]

Pick. Click. Give to AHS!

Date Posted: March 12, 2015       Categories: News

As the March 31 deadline approaches for submission of the 2015 Alaska Permanent Fund application, we’d like to remind folks to remember the Alaska Historical Society when making your Pick. Click. Give. donations. Your support helps us fulfill the AHS mission of educating the public and promoting the study of Alaska history. Apply for your […]