Category: History

When Kodiak Became American: Fort Kodiak, 1868-1870

Date Posted: September 30, 2016       Categories: History
March 30, 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the US purchase of Alaska from Russia. To commemorate this sesquicentennial, the Alaska Historical Commission funded a research project by the Kodiak Historical Society into the history and records of Fort Kodiak at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. This post is the result of that research. After . . . MORE

Kashevaroffs Coming Home

Date Posted: August 14, 2015       Categories: History
John and Diane Lovejoy had never been to Kodiak before, but when they visited this August, they were coming home. John’s mother is Natalya Kashevaroff, daughter of Father Andrew Kashevaroff. If you have lived in Kodiak, the last name is likely familiar. Kashevaroff Mountain, Kashevaroff Road, Kashevaroff Villa, monuments behind the Holy Resurrection Cathedral– the . . . MORE

Canned at Karluk

Date Posted: October 4, 2014       Categories: History
  I admit it. I have lusted over this Alaska Improvement Company can from the moment I read that Kodiak resident Nick Troxell had purchased it on e-bay. In fact, I went so far as to save a place for it in the fisheries exhibit that we are putting together as part of the museum’s . . . MORE