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.

Join us. 

Your story, your participation, and your support helps our institution thrive and grow. Here’s how:


Here’s what’s happening at the Museum.

May 24 @ 10:00 am

CrabFest Silent Auction!

It’s time for the Kodiak Historical Society and Baranov Museum’s annual silent auction! Stop by any time during open hours 5/24 through 5/28 to bid. All auction winners will be contacted the following week. Items up for auction include, select brass home wares, round-trip tickets from Island Air, Galley Gourmet dinner cruise for two, art . . . MORE [MORE]

May 26 @ 10:30 am

Story Time in Nellie’s Corner

Join us in Nellie’s Corner for stories, poems and discussion about crustaceans! Stories and theme ideas are usually chosen with younger children in mind but all ages are always welcome. Free admission. [MORE]

May 26 @ 1:00 pm

Kodiak Russian Balalaika Players-Free Concert!

You are invited to a free concert with The Kodiak Russian Balalaika Players! Admission is free and includes light snacks and drinks. All ages are welcome. [MORE]