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.

April 10 @ 6:30 pm

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]

April 21 @ 12:00 pm

Workshop-Wooden Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

$20 class fee. Due to limited space and supplies pre-registration is required. For makers ages 16 and up. Join us for a two-day creative workshop! Day 1-April 21st  Learn about nesting doll art history and design your own set. Paint the base layer and start second layer details. Day 2-April 28th  Complete second layer and . . . MORE [MORE]

April 28 @ 10:30 am

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]