Our exhibits interpret Kodiak‚Äôs 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]

May 16

Alaska Sesquicentennial Exhibit on Display

The Baranov Museum is proud to announce that an 8-panel display depicting the 150th anniversary (the Sesquicentennial) of the purchase of Alaska will be on display on the porch from May 15-June 3, 2017. Thanks to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the Alaska Parks for the loan of these panels that tell the . . . MORE [MORE]

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]