We preserve and share Kodiak’s history.

Everyone has a story to tell. Stories warm hearts, challenge ideas 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 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.


Contact Us:

101 East Marine Way
Kodiak, AK 99615
(907) 486-5920


March 12

Cancelled-Community Film Intensive

Due to low enrollment this series has been cancelled. Thank you for your interest and support. We hope to schedule another digital storytelling workshop in the near future. Our apologies for any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused.   ***   Join us for a 5-day intensive documentary film-making workshop. In this series led by . . . MORE [MORE]

March 16 @ 12:00 pm

Ernestine Hayes-Lunch and Learn on the Porch

Come to the Baranov Museum for a special meet and greet with the author. Bring your own lunch to enjoy on the sun porch with the group after a brief author reading and Q&A session in the main exhibit space. Open and free to the public. Hosted by Kodiak Public Library Association and Kodiak Historical . . . MORE [MORE]

March 24 @ 10:30 am

Story Time on the Porch

Free, monthly story time at the museum. Bring a non-messy snack and join us on the porch for a fun story and mini-discussion. Books and topics are chosen with kids up to 5 years of age in mind but all ages are welcome. This month’s book selection TBD. [MORE]