Our exhibits interpret Kodiak’s Russian era (1741-1867), the early American era (1867-1912) and the modern era (1912-present). The Kodiak Historical Society was formed by volunteers in 1954 to preserve and share Kodiak’s history. In 1967, the Baranov Museum opened in the Russian American Magazin, the oldest building in Alaska. The Kodiak Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, operates the Baranov Museum in partnership with the City of Kodiak.

May 28

West Side Stories Exhibit is Open

These are stories stretching from Kuprenof to Karluk, weaving in and out of Viekoda, Uganik, and Uyak Bays, stopping at fish camps, lodges, and canneries along the way. It’s history. It’s hyperbole. It’s Kodiak’s West Side Stories. Visit the Baranov Museum to hear the oral histories and view the photographs taken over the summer of 2015 . . . MORE [MORE]

June 1

Blue Star Museum

The Baranov Museum is a Blue Star Museum! We have free admission for active duty military and up to five family members from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Stop in to experience Kodiak’s history. [MORE]

August 20 @ 11:30 am

Arts & Crafts : Fish Printing

Join us Saturday, August 13 to learn the ancient Japanese art of gyotaku, or fish printing on the Porch at the Baranov Museum. There will be room for 10 participants at each of two sessions. Sign up early for an 11:00am or a 1:00pm timeslot. This activity is for adults and older youth, as children under 10 . . . MORE [MORE]