Welcome to the Baranov Museum

Baranov Museum
At the Baranov Museum you can discover the history of Kodiak, Alaska through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and special events.

Explore Kodiak's rich history, from Alutiiq culture and the Russian colonial period to the early American era, WWII and the present day. The Baranov Museum is located within Kodiak's 200-year-old National Historic Landmark building known as the Russian American Magazin, or the Erskine House.


Hours & Admission

Summer hours:
10 - 4pm Monday - Saturday; 

Winter hours:
10 - 3pm Tuesday - Sat.
Special Opening on request

Admission: $5.00 for adults,
children 12 & under are FREE

Employment Opportunity: Membership & Outreach Coordinator
Complete Job Description.

The Kodiak Historical Soceity and Baranov Museum is seeking a Membership and Outreach Coordinator.  This position would be responsible for managing membership lists, recruiting new members and retaining existing members, overseeing program communications (website, newsletters, advertising, etc.) and assisting in the development of organization initiatives.  A qualified cadidite would have a degree in Communication, Marketing or other related field or equivalent experience in developing and delivering the membership and outreach programs desired, effective written and verbal communication skills, proficiency in current technology and office administration operations and an understanding of the non-profit sector and membership services desired. 
The position is part-time, approximately 10 -15 hours per week and begins September 2nd.  The schedule and location can be flexible to suit a qualified candidate. 
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tiffany Brunson by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or by mail or in person to 101 E Marine Way, Kodiak AK 99615. 
Translating History: Travel Journals of the Russian Orthodox Priests of Kodiak

14.08.07.spruceisland.jpgA lecture by Daria Simeonoff and Dawn Lea Black

Thursday, August 7th, 4pm

Discover forgotten people, places, and stories from Monk's Lagoon and Spruce Island through the travel journals of Russian Orthodox priests from the Russian and American periods, recently translating into English for the first time. 

Free admission and refreshments.

Picnic on the Green

2014.potg.flyer2.jpgSunday, August 3rd, 12pm to 3pm

Bring your lawn chairs downtown to Sargent Park  for the Picnic on the Green.  Enjoy a free concert from DJ Marc, old fashioned games for kids and face-painting.  Homemade pie, ice cream and lemonade are only three dollars. 

Organized by the Baranov Museum with support from Cost Savers.  See you at Sargent Park!


"Navigating the Drunken Republic": The Juno and the Russian American Frontier, 1799-1811

drawing_of_establishment_of_the_russianamerican_company_at_norfolk_sitka_sound_alaska_1805.jpgThursday, July 24th, 7pm

Tobin Shorey, PhD Candidate in Modern European History from the University of Florida, presents a fascinating look at the importance of the sailing ship The Juno and its voyages between Russia, Alaska and the United States, revealing another look at the development of Alaska as the shared frontier.
The "Drunken Republic" reference is from a letter written by Nikolai Rezanov to the RAC, wherein he described Baranov's embarrassment at the state of the colonies during the visit of Rezanov, Langsdorff, and the American merchant John DeWolf in 1805-1806.