We preserve and share Kodiak’s history.

Everyone has a story to tell. Stories warm hearts, challenge ideals, and spark interest. They shape cultures and change perceptions.

In Kodiak, we’re all storytellers. It’s a distinct and beloved part of our historic and contemporary culture. Whether the stories you hear are shared over a cup of tea, during mug up at a processor, over a drink in one of our notorious bars, or heard here at the Baranov Museum, we strive to preserve and share all the stories that make Kodiak our own. 

The Baranov Museum operates as a partnership between the Kodiak Historical Society and the City of Kodiak, working to preserve and share Kodiak’s history. Our mission is to facilitate 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.

Join us. 

Your story, your participation, and your support helps our institution thrive and grow. Here’s how:


Here’s what’s happening at the Museum.

August 25 @ 10:30 am

Story Time in Nellie’s Corner

School is back in session for most of the island. How does your family learn? Some students learn at home. Some go to schools away from home. Lets read different stories about school and talk about it. Most books and topics are chosen with younger kids in mind, but all ages are always welcome. Story . . . MORE [MORE]

September 5 @ 10:30 am

Artifact Observations

Artifact Observations at the Baranov Museum. No-cost learning hour for students ages 5-15yrs. Monthly sessions give students the opportunity to learn more about individual artifacts within the museum’s collection. In a small group setting students observe, discuss, draw, answer questions and discover how each artifact fits into Kodiak’s history. This will be our last observation . . . MORE [MORE]

September 15 @ 11:00 am

Free Arts-n-Crafts – Tin Can Bird Feeders

Stop by the museum porch any time between 11am and 1pm to make an up-cycled bird feeder! We will use empty cans – then add a little paint, glue and twine to make a spot for birds to snack. All supplies provided, but bring a can if you have some in your recycle bin at . . . MORE [MORE]