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, 2018 @ 8:00 am

Kodiak Community Stitch Project – Portraits due 3/31/2019!

All portraits are due by MARCH 31st, 2019! Drop your pieces off at the museum between 10-2pm, Tuesday through Friday. There is a box inside the entry way for collection. Please clearly write your first and last name on a backside corner of the fabric with pen or pencil. Thank you for stitching!   Hand . . . MORE [MORE]

March 23 @ 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 animals and their babies. Project is TBD but it will obviously be adorable. Story and project are chosen with younger ones in mind . . . MORE [MORE]