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Kodiak Historical Society

About Us

The Kodiak Historical Society facilitates exploration of the natural, cultural, and artistic heritage of Kodiak Island and surrounding communities to create opportunities for the public to discover, share, and exchange knowledge using the collections and resources made available through the operation of the Baranov Museum.

How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference

Your support creates opportunities for residents and visitors to discover the natural, cultural, and artistic heritage of Kodiak Island. Kodiak has such a unique and valuable history; it is an honor to share it with the Kodiak community and visitors to our Island. The following is just a sampling of the programs and activities at the Baranov Museum that were made possible through your generosity:

Your contribution has developed a new program, Kodiak's West Side Stories, a public arts and humanities project to document, preserve and engage people in the history and culture of the west side of Kodiak Island through oral histories, photography, community-created art and writing projects, social media, public radio broadcasting and a museum exhibition.

Thanks to your generosity, ten Kodiak middle and high school students were able to participate in our summer film intensive, learning the basics of ethnography and film making. Last year, in partnership with KIBSD and AKTEACH, students created films about the social and environmental impacts of climate change in Kodiak, learning about and documenting the history and future of their community.

Because of your support, over 900 Kodiak kids were able to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of Kodiak’s rich history through free museum tours for every single grade level (K-12) in addition to classroom visits, youth group activities, and summer camps.

Preserving our building, the Russian-American Magazin, is an ongoing task. Built circa 1808, we are the oldest building in Alaska and the oldest of only four Russian-built buildings remaining in the United States. Over 200 years of history has occurred within our walls. You are part of that history and your support ensures that Kodiak’s history and our building will continue to be shared with future generations.

Your support helps to share and preserve the rich history of Kodiak Island and its people. Thank you!

Main Address

101 Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615
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(907) 486-5920

Past Contributions

2009: $275.00
2010: $750.00
2011: $1,225.00
2012: $2,225.00
2016: $800.00
2017: $850.00
2018: $1,300.00
Total: $7,425.00

Cause Types

Youth & Education
Primary, Vocational, or Secondary Education
Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture