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.
History Blog Post on Fort Kodiak
Check out the new History Blog post on Fort Kodiak, 1868-1870 and the period when Kodiak became American: http://baranovmuseum.org/when-kodiak-became-american-fort-kodiak-1868-1870/ [MORE]
November Arts & Crafts
Gather on the Porch at the Baranov Museum to create homemade Kodiak Christmas cards. Free and fun for the whole family. Bring your photos or other special artwork to embellish your own cards, or use the supplies we offer. [MORE]