Our exhibits interpret Kodiak’s 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) non-profit organization, operates the Baranov Museum in partnership with the City of Kodiak.


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May 28

West Side Stories Exhibit is Open

These are stories stretching from Kuprenof to Karluk, weaving in and out of Viekoda, Uganik, and Uyak Bays, stopping at fish camps, lodges, and canneries along the way. It’s history. It’s hyperbole. It’s Kodiak’s West Side Stories. Visit the Baranov Museum to hear the oral histories and view the photographs taken over the summer of 2015 . . . MORE [MORE]

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September 10 @ 11:00 am

Arts & Crafts September: Fish Printing 2

Learn the ancient Japanese art of gyotaku, or fish printing. Held on the Porch at the Baranov Museum, there is room for 10 participants at each of two sessions. Sign up now for an 11:00am or a 1:00pm time slot. You don’t have to register to attend, but it will guarantee your spot. This activity is for adults and youth, . . . MORE [MORE]

September 17 @ 10:30 am

September Storytime on the Porch

Join us Saturday, September 17th at 10:30am for a reading of Deb Vanasse’s Under Alaska’s Midnight Sun. We’ll talk about our summertime fun and have a snack.  Bring a stuffed animal friend too. For children ages 3-6 and their parents. Thank you to the USCG Spouses’ Association of Kodiak for their support of this programming. [MORE]