Our exhibits interpret Kodiak‚Äôs 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 nonprofit organization, operates the Baranov Museum in partnership with the City of Kodiak.


May 30

Blue Star Museum

The Baranov Museum is a Blue Star Museum! We have free admission for active duty military and up to five family members from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Stop in to experience Kodiak’s history. [MORE]

June 16

Applications Available for the 2017 Summer Film Intensive

Applications are now being taken for our 2017 Summer Film Intensive, being held August 7th-16th. This award-winning program offers young people a chance to learn audio & video techniques as well as learning a bit of their own history. You may download the  2017 application or stop by the museum and get one.  This rigorous 10-day course, . . . MORE [MORE]

July 8 @ 11:30 am

Arts & Crafts – Net-Covered Mason Jars

We will practice a common Kodiak fisherperson’s task, knot-tying, but rather than net-mending, we will use Mason jars. Held on the Porch at the Baranov Museum on drop in anytime between 11:00am & 2:30pm on Saturday July 8th. Mason jars will be provided, and you are welcomed to bring your own if you like. Be sure to . . . MORE [MORE]