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

Fairbanks Event – Lecture by Matthew Reckard, Wed 11/19

Date Posted: November 13, 2014       Categories: News

The Tanana Yukon Historical Society invites the public to “The Mears Memorial Bridge: Crowning Link in the Alaska Railroad,” a lecture by Matthew Reckard. Wednesday, November 19 7:00 p.m. Pioneer Museum at Pioneer Park Fairbanks   Alaska’s longest bridge span is the Tanana River railroad crossing at Nenana. Built in 1922-23 and now known as […]

Alaska Highway Project – Loussac Library, Anchorage, Friday 11/14

Date Posted: November 10, 2014       Categories: News

This Friday in Anchorage the Alaska Highway Project will celebrate the African American army engineers who built the historic Alcan Highway during World War II and helped to end segregation in the U.S. military. Alaska Highway Project 3rd annual Alaska Highway Celebration Friday, November 14 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.   Wilda Marston Auditorium Loussac Library Anchorage   […]

Charles L. McKay, A Biologist in the Bristol Bay Region, 1881-1883

Date Posted: November 7, 2014       Categories: 49 History

by John B. Branson, Historian, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Editor’s note: This blog post is based on a lengthier article about McKay by Branson that will appear in a future issue of the on-line magazine, Alaska Park Science. Charles L. McKay was the first biologist to work in the Bristol Bay region of southwest […]

Spruce Root Basketry at Anchorage Museum – Thursday, November 6

Date Posted: October 31, 2014       Categories: News

Join Tlingit artist Teri Rofkar and Anchorage Museum Conservator Sarah Owens as they discuss spruce root basketry on Thursday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. Rofkar and Owens will talk about collaborative projects where they investigated and reverse-engineered the use of this locally-harvested, raw material. Rofkar is a master weaver and has researched Tlingit basketry in museums […]

Canned Salmon in Your Local Grocery – Prize Winners!

Date Posted: October 29, 2014       Categories: 49 History

From time to time in the heyday of canned salmon, say about 1900 to 1960, the packers would sponsor contests to generate interest and boost sales. Recipe contests proved especially popular among consumers, and by requiring entrants to submit their handwritten salmon recipes on the reverse sides of labels the packers developed a rudimentary method […]

Fairbanks Event – Lecture by Matthew Reckard, Wed 11/19

Date Posted: November 13, 2014       Categories: News

The Tanana Yukon Historical Society invites the public to “The Mears Memorial Bridge: Crowning Link in the Alaska Railroad,” a lecture by Matthew Reckard. Wednesday, November 19 7:00 p.m. Pioneer Museum at Pioneer Park Fairbanks   Alaska’s longest bridge span is the Tanana River railroad crossing at Nenana. Built in 1922-23 and now known as […]


Alaska Highway Project – Loussac Library, Anchorage, Friday 11/14

Date Posted: November 10, 2014       Categories: News

This Friday in Anchorage the Alaska Highway Project will celebrate the African American army engineers who built the historic Alcan Highway during World War II and helped to end segregation in the U.S. military. Alaska Highway Project 3rd annual Alaska Highway Celebration Friday, November 14 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.   Wilda Marston Auditorium Loussac Library Anchorage   […]


Charles L. McKay, A Biologist in the Bristol Bay Region, 1881-1883

Date Posted: November 7, 2014       Categories: 49 History

by John B. Branson, Historian, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Editor’s note: This blog post is based on a lengthier article about McKay by Branson that will appear in a future issue of the on-line magazine, Alaska Park Science. Charles L. McKay was the first biologist to work in the Bristol Bay region of southwest […]


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