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 nonprofit organization, operates the Baranov Museum in partnership with the City of Kodiak.


May 30

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 26 @ 10:30 am

Storytime on the Porch

Join us for a story about Timothy’s first day of school, and all the exciting fun that awaits him. We meet on the porch of the museum, and will talk about dressing for school and share school stories. Snack will be served. Suitable for children ages 5 and under.  [MORE]