Welcome to the Baranov Museum

Baranov Museum
At the Baranov Museum you can discover the history of Kodiak, Alaska through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and special events.

Explore Kodiak's rich history, from Alutiiq culture and the Russian colonial period to the early American era, WWII and the present day. The Baranov Museum is located within Kodiak's 200-year-old National Historic Landmark building known as the Russian American Magazin, or the Erskine House.


Hours & Admission

Summer hours:
10 - 4pm Monday - Saturday; 

Winter hours:
10 - 3pm Tuesday - Sat.
Special Opening on request

Admission: $5.00 for adults,
children 12 & under are FREE

Kodiak Historical Society & Baranov Museum Annual Meeting

2013.annualmtgflyer.jpgWednesday, October 22nd, 7pm

At the Kodiak Public Library

Our Annual Meeting is a chance to meet the staff and other members of the Kodiak Historical Society, hear about the activities over the last year that your support has made possible, vote in the Board of Directors election, win fun door prizes and enjoy delicious refreshments.  We'll be showcasing three of the films from our Kodiak Remembers the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill History & Film Course and the students who made them.
Block Printing Workshop with Beverly Cole

14.09.18.beverlycoleblockprint.jpgThursday, September 18th, 6pm to 9pm

Friday, September 19th, 6pm to 9pm

Learn the art of relief printmaking during a two day workshop with artist Beverly Cole.

You'll make your own reusable carving block and use it to print on an organic cotton bag and a set of 5 cards and envelopes. Workshop fee supplies all the materials, $36 for members and $50 for non-members. Beginners are welcome, ages 13 and up.

This is a two-day workshop on Thursday, September 18th and Friday, September 19th from 6pm to 9pm. 
The class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call us at 486-5920 to register.
Employment Opportunity: Membership & Outreach Coordinator
Complete Job Description.

The Kodiak Historical Soceity and Baranov Museum is seeking a Membership and Outreach Coordinator.  This position would be responsible for managing membership lists, recruiting new members and retaining existing members, overseeing program communications (website, newsletters, advertising, etc.) and assisting in the development of organization initiatives.  A qualified cadidite would have a degree in Communication, Marketing or other related field or equivalent experience in developing and delivering the membership and outreach programs desired, effective written and verbal communication skills, proficiency in current technology and office administration operations and an understanding of the non-profit sector and membership services desired. 
The position is part-time, approximately 10 -15 hours per week and begins September 2nd.  The schedule and location can be flexible to suit a qualified candidate. 
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tiffany Brunson by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or by mail or in person to 101 E Marine Way, Kodiak AK 99615. 
Translating History: Travel Journals of the Russian Orthodox Priests of Kodiak

14.08.07.spruceisland.jpgA lecture by Daria Simeonoff and Dawn Lea Black

Thursday, August 7th, 4pm

Discover forgotten people, places, and stories from Monk's Lagoon and Spruce Island through the travel journals of Russian Orthodox priests from the Russian and American periods, recently translating into English for the first time. 

Free admission and refreshments.