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.

October 1 @ 8:00 am

Introducing the Kodiak Community Stitch Project!

Hand stitched self portraits can be powerful and intriguing pieces of art that can tell moving, personal stories. We invite you to share yours with us. The Kodiak Community Stitch Project aims to be a collaborative, slow craft, community art project that facilitates sharing stories and hand-work skills, celebrates individuality and fosters togetherness. There is a focus on working with Kodiak youth, but the overall goal is to collect as many hand . . . MORE [MORE]

October 20 @ 11:00 am

Free Arts-n-Crafts @ The Auditorium

While the galleries are closed for upgrades we will be hosting free activities with partners around town! Join us in the Auditorium Foyer (Next to Kodiak High School) to make small knotted yarn wall hangings inspired by the waves and colors of October’s stormy seas. Walk-in any time between 11 and 1. All supplies provided. . . . MORE [MORE]

October 27 @ 10:30 am

Story Time @ Grand Slam Toys

While the galleries are closed for upgrades we will be hosting free activities with partners around town! Meet Natalie at Grand Slam Toys for fun stories and a simple craft all about autumn in Alaska. Story and project are chosen with younger ones in mind but all ages are always welcome. [MORE]