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.
Museum Take-Over! Kid Curated Fine Arts Exhibit
In partnership with The Kodiak Arts Council Sum’Arts program. For students in 1st through 4th grades. Students will paint their own Kodiak landscapes and curate a group exhibit to accompany the contemporary art pieces in our temporary gallery. Creating an art exhibit is a big job and includes arranging the paintings, writing artist bios, making . . . MORE [MORE]
Museum Take-Over! Kid Curated Artifact Exhibit
In partnership with The Kodiak Arts Council Sum’Arts program. For students in 1st through 4th grades. Not everyone knows how interesting (and fun!) artifact care, handling and storage is. Students will work behind the scenes to research a series of fascinating objects from our collection closets, create descriptions, signage and then design a temporary artifact . . . MORE [MORE]
Musuem Take-Over! Kid Curated Wax Museum Exhibit.
In partnership with The Kodiak Arts Council Sum’Arts program. For students in 5th through 8th grades. Local students find their place in the Baranov museum and tell their oral histories in a unique way…as statues…that come to life! Each student will write their script, design costumes, choose props that represent their stories and perform for . . . MORE [MORE]