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.


October 28 @ 10:30 am

Story Time on The Porch

Monthly story time for kids 0-5yrs and their grown-ups. Meet us on the porch for a fun read-aloud of Berry Magic by, Teri Sloat. We will talk about the berries on our island and how our own families enjoy them.  [MORE]

October 31 @ 3:30 pm

Downtown Trick-or-Treat!

The Baranov will be joining in on the fun of Kodiak’s annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat, 2017. Make sure to come knock on our porch door in costume between 3:30pm and 5:30pm on Halloween. We will have treats!   [MORE]

November 3 @ 5:00 pm

First Friday-Sami Reindeer People Temporary Exhibit

Add the museum to your Kodiak Arts Council First Friday Art Walk plans. Stop by between 5-7 pm for free admission to the opening of The Sami Reindeer People in our temporary exhibit space. We are happy to host this fascinating traveling exhibit as a part of Kodiak’s Scandinavian Culture and Film Festival. Display will . . . MORE [MORE]