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 Conference Registration Now Available

Date Posted: July 6, 2015       Categories: News

Register NOW for the Fall 2015 Alaska Historical Society Conference in Cordova www.cordova2015.org  - Conference Website Registration is open for Early-Birds ($225) until Aug. 30, 2015! Click on the “Registration” tab at the website and choose either “Pay by Credit Card” or “Pay by Check.” Questions or if you have any problems, please email nancy@cordovamuseum.org […]

2015 Memorials

Date Posted: September 1, 2015       Categories: News

Every year during our annual meeting, the Alaska Historical Society presents memorials to our colleagues who have passed away in the last year. For many years, Ron Inouye has put together the memorials handout and powerpoint presentations. He has graciously agreed to do it again this year. Please let him know of colleagues from your […]

Dreams of Over-the-Snow Travel

Date Posted: August 31, 2015       Categories: 49 History

by Chris Allan The challenge of mechanized travel over snow vexed inventors for many years after the Wright Brothers introduced the world to motorized flight and Henry Ford filled America’s streets with automobiles. Beginning in the 1860s, a few tried and usually failed to use steam engines to power spinning barrels equipped with spikes for traction. Even so, […]

Reeder-Davies Grants from Cook Inlet Historical Society

Date Posted: August 31, 2015       Categories: News

Applications are invited for Reeder-Davies Grants from Cook Inlet Historical Society. The Cook Inlet Historical Society is proud to announce the Fall 2015 round of Reeder-Davies grants. There are two memorial grants being offered by the Society to encourage research and writing about the Cook Inlet area and Alaska. The Brian Davies Memorial Grant for […]

Peratrovich a true hero, but myth doesn’t match facts of historic Alaska vote

Date Posted: August 19, 2015       Categories: 49 History

Editor’s note: The column below first appeared in the Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 18.   by Ross Coen   Allow me to begin by stating unequivocally that I support efforts by Governor Bill Walker and numerous others to place Elizabeth Peratrovich on the revised ten-dollar bill. Her tireless advocacy for Native rights has certainly […]