We preserve and share Kodiak’s history.
Everyone has a story to tell. Stories warm hearts, challenge ideals, and spark interest. They shape cultures and change perceptions.
In Kodiak, we’re all storytellers. It’s a distinct and beloved part of our historic and contemporary culture. Whether the stories you hear are shared over a cup of tea, during mug up at a processor, over a drink in one of our notorious bars, or heard here at the Baranov Museum, we strive to preserve and share all the stories that make Kodiak our own.
The Baranov Museum operates as a partnership between the Kodiak Historical Society and the City of Kodiak, working to preserve and share Kodiak’s history. Our mission is to facilitate exploration of the natural, cultural, and artistic heritage of Kodiak Island and surrounding communities to create opportunities for the public to discover, share, and exchange knowledge using the collections and resources made available through the operation of the Baranov Museum.
Your story, your participation, and your support helps our institution thrive and grow. Here’s how:
- Donate a photograph or object with the museum.
- Volunteer in our rare collections, assist with an educational program or tend to our historic gardens.
- Support our Permanent Exhibits Redesign & Facility Upgrade Project to build comprehensive, new displays throughout the facility.
- Or, click the image below to gift a portion of your Permanent Fund Dividend to the Museum.
Here’s what’s happening at the Museum.
Community Film Making Class
Every story deserves to be shared. Learn how to share stories through exciting and engaging documentary-style films using a digital camera. Participants are invited to attend any Tuesdays and Thursdays as individual scheduling allows through the end of the class series. This free community class will meet at the library 6:30-8:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, . . . MORE [MORE]
Story Time in Nelly’s Corner
Free, monthly story time at the museum. We will meet this month in Nelly’s Corner for fun stories, poems and a mini-discussion. Books and topics are chosen with kids up to 5 years of age in mind but all ages are welcome. April theme- “Homes and Houses” [MORE]
No-cost learning hour for students ages 5-15yrs. Monthly sessions give students the opportunity to learn more about individual artifacts within the museum’s collection. In a small group setting students observe, discuss, draw, answer questions and discover how each artifact fits into Kodiak’s history. This month- Look up, and learn more about the Baidarka. [MORE]