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

150th Anniversary of the Alaska Treaty of Cession Statewide Calendar of Events

Date Posted: September 30, 2016       Categories: News

The 150th anniversary of the Alaska Treaty of Cession is 2017. On March 30, 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and Russian Envoy Edouard de Stoeckl signed the treaty in Washington, D.C. Less than seven months later, on October 18, the ceremonial transfer took place at Sitka and the U.S. replaced the Russian […]

Educational Travel Opportunity

Date Posted: October 20, 2017       Categories: News

UAF’s Summer Sessions announces a wonderful upcoming educational travel program in Washington DC right at the height of cherry blossom time.  Not only will folks get guided tours of the museums and the national archives, they also will be there for opening night of Snow Child at Arena Stage. This program is offered through UAF Summer […]

Alaska Pacific University becomes a United Methodist Historic Site

Date Posted: October 4, 2017       Categories: 49 History

By Larry Hayden Alaska Pacific University will become a United Methodist Historic Site with the unveiling of a plaque on Friday October 6th at Grant Hall on campus at 1:15 p.m. followed by a reception, for which an RSVP is appreciated at 333-5050. Jesse Lee Home alumnus Rev. P. Gordon Gould, an Aleut from Unga, […]

Knik Lecture Series: October 12, 2017

Date Posted: October 3, 2017       Categories: News

Knik Lecture Series: Exploring the Pacific World From the Pleistocene Ice Ages to its ‘hundred language’ city, Alaska has served as an ecological, strategic, and cultural crossroads that continues to connect the continental United States to the broader Pacific World.  Please consider joining us for the second of the fall lectures, as we explore Alaska’s […]

Cook Inlet Historical Society announces 2017-2018 Lecture Series

Date Posted: October 2, 2017       Categories: 49 History

By Bruce Parham 150 Years:  Defining Moments in the Great Land Cook Inlet Historical Society 2017-2018 Lecture Series (Free and Open to the Public)   Cook Inlet Historical Society 2017-2018 Lecture Series Anchorage Museum Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Third Thursday of the month (September – November and January – May) Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour (Thursday, June […]