Welcome to the Alaska Historical Society
The 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
The Imagining Anchorage Symposium, a four-day event in honor of the founding of Anchorage, will take place June 18-20. It includes a Thursday evening, June 18, reception at the Anchorage Museum for the Mayors of Whitby, England, and Anchorage, Alaska; a series of lectures with international speakers on the subject of Captain James Cook’s Third […]
The Cook Inlet Historical Society invites the public to “Anchorage in 1915: Its Founding and Significance to the World,” a lecture by Preston Jones. Thursday, July 9 7:30 p.m. Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street (Museum Auditorium, enter through 7th Avenue entrance) This presentation describes the century of growth and progress of Anchorage and reviews the […]
The laying of the cornerstone for the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines (now the University of Alaska Fairbanks) took place nearly a century ago in July 1915. Angela Linn of the UA Museum of the North is looking for help identifying the individuals in this photo of the pouring of the cornerstone in […]