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January 2018

Employment Opportunity

January 26 - February 12

The Basket collection of Rev. George Learn, superintendent of the Kodiak Baptist Mission Orphanage from 1908 to 1923. Kodiak has a long tradition of beautiful and intricate basket weaving.   The Kodiak Historical Society & Baranov Museum is now hiring for the Collections Manager position. The Collections Manager serves a critical role, ensuring the development and ongoing access to many of the institution’s unique and distinct collections for use by community members, researchers, partner institutions, and the general public. As…

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Story Time on the Porch

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Free, monthly story time at the museum. Bring a non-messy snack and join us on the porch for a fun story and mini-discussion. Books and topics are chosen with kids up to 5 years of age in mind but all ages are welcome. We will be talking about the calendar and the seasons.

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February 2018

Museum Closed for February

February 1 - March 1

The museum is closed for a Winter break for the month of February. Gallery doors re-open for regular Winter hours on March 1st, 2018. Winter hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-3pm.   

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March 2018

First Friday Art Walk

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Add us to your art walk plans and visit the museum between 5-7pm. We will be hosting the Kodiak Island Food Co-op! Come see what they are all about, learn about membership and make something neat with potato stamps. We will also have some historical photographs on display of the museum's gardens and island farming from the past. Light refreshments and free gallery admission for the evening.

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Artifact Observations-Russian Cannon

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

No-cost learning hour for home school students ages 5-15yrs. Monthly sessions give students the opportunity to learn more about individual artifacts within the museum’s collection. In a small group setting, students observe, discuss, draw, answer questions and discover how each artifact fits into Kodiak’s history. This month-The Russian Cannon!

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Cancelled-Community Film Intensive

March 12 - March 16

Due to low enrollment this series has been cancelled. Thank you for your interest and support. We hope to schedule another digital storytelling workshop in the near future. Our apologies for any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused.   ***   Join us for a 5-day intensive documentary film-making workshop. In this series led by Rafael Bitanga you will learn how to use a DSLR camera to create a 3 minute documentary film using professional lighting and audio equipment. Some…

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Spring Break-Bonus Artifact Observation

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

A bonus Artifact Observation day! No-cost learning hour for students ages 5-15yrs. Monthly sessions give students the opportunity to learn more about individual artifacts within the museum’s collection. In a small group setting, students observe, discuss, draw, answer questions and discover how each artifact fits into Kodiak’s history. Let's get to know our old friend, Half-Bear.  

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Employment Opportunity

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Kodiak Historical Society & Baranov Museum is now hiring for the Museum Operations Manager position. The Museum Operations Manager oversees day-to-day operations and administration, working closely with the Executive Director and Curator of Collections to set priorities and ensure successful fulfillment related to the Museum’s goals. This position requires precise attention to detail, strong communication and analytical skills, as well as the abilities to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work collaboratively and diplomatically. S/he serves as a key…

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Spring Break-Free Arts-n-Crafts!

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Spring Break Bonus! Free, walk-in art event.  Create a watercolor paper egg! Paint on paint boards like real watercolor artists do. All supplies provided. Just walk in anytime between 11am-1pm!

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Container of Stories, Writing Workshop with Ernestine Hayes

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kodiak Public Library Association and Kodiak Historical Society have partnered to bring Ernestine Hayes to Kodiak! From the Alaska Humanities Forum State Writer Laureate page- "Let us open this container of stories: from long ago to yesterday, from newborn to elder, stories bold, silent, audacious, silenced-whose story will you tell? Through exercises and discussion, participants will draw out their life experiences to explore personal and cultural histories. Hayes will offer insight into elements of the craft of writing and the…

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