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.


January 20

Applications Available for the 2017 Summer Film Intensive

Applications are now being taken for our 2017 summer Film Intensive. You may download the  2017 application or stop by the museum and get one.  This rigorous 2-week course, a collaboration between the Baranov Museum and AKTeach, will give middle and high school students the opportunity to create documentary films about how they and their family came to . . . MORE [MORE]

April 29 @ 10:30 am

Storytime on the Porch

Children ages 0-5 and their parents are encouraged to join the Baranov Museum for Storytime on the Porch. We will read “Whales Passing” by Eve Bunting, followed by a short craft activity. For more information, contact Curator of Education, Laurie, at 486.5911 [MORE]

May 13 @ 11:30 am

Arts & Crafts at the Baranov Museum: Impressions of Kodiak

What is your impression of Kodiak?  A salmonberry leaf, a shell, a spruce tip?  Join us to create your own Kodiak Impressions necklace, medallion, or bracelet with “Sculpy” oven-bake clay. You can bring a small object to press into the clay to how your impression of Kodiak or chose from those provided. All ages are . . . MORE [MORE]