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) non-profit organization, operates the Baranov Museum in partnership with the City of Kodiak.


November 14, 2016

National Arts and the Humanities Youth Program Award

The Baranov Museum Youth History & Film Summer Intensive has been awarded the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, which is bestowed by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and its cultural partners — the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum . . . MORE [MORE]

Baranov Museum in June, 2015
January 3 @ 8:00 am

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director

Executive Director Position open at the Kodiak Historical Society. The Kodiak Historical Society (KHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1954 with a mission to preserve and share Kodiak history.  KHS and the Baranov Museum are located within a c. 1808 National Historic Landmark facility, owned by the City of Kodiak, for which the . . . MORE [MORE]

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  Film Intensive Application 2017, or stop by the museum and pick one up!  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 . . . MORE [MORE]