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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September 30 @ 8:00 am

History Blog Post on Fort Kodiak

Check out the new History Blog post on Fort Kodiak, 1868-1870 and the period when Kodiak became American: http://baranovmuseum.org/when-kodiak-became-american-fort-kodiak-1868-1870/ [MORE]

October 22 @ 10:30 am

Storytime on the Porch

Join us Saturday, October 22nd at 10:30am for a reading of Berry Magic by Teri Sloat and Betty Huffmon. We’ll talk about berry picking and dolls 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]

October 22 @ 12:00 pm

Kodiak Historical Society Annual Meeting

Join us for an update on the our year! Meet the staff and board members who work to collect, preserve and share Kodiak’s history and celebrate the accomplishments your support makes possible! We’ll have a short business meeting at 12:30pm, behind-the-scenes tours at 1:30pm and 2:30pm, view the films for this year’s film intensive on . . . MORE [MORE]