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.
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]
Artifact Observations @ The Refuge
While the galleries are closed for upgrades, we will be hosting free activities with partners around town! Meet us across the street at the Wildlife Refuge for a free learning hour for students ages 5-15yrs. Over the next few months we will study 4 pieces of art from our collection. Artwork TBD. [MORE]
Stitch Gathering 5/5 @ Womens Bay Community Center
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 embroidered self portraits as possible to represent our diverse island community . . . MORE [MORE]