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]

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 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 . . . MORE [MORE]

March 1 @ 7:00 pm

History Speaks Lecture Series

The Baranov Museum is proud to announce its spring lecture series begins March 1st. We have an outstanding lineup of speakers scheduled to speak every other Wednesday at 7pm in the Museum’s Gallery. The speakers are: March 1, 2017: Jim Dillard: Russian Woodenware March 15, 2017: Toby Sullivan: The Saga of Captain Michael Healy Thursday, March 30, . . . MORE [MORE]