Each spring, the Baranov Museum proudly offers a History Speaks lecture series. The series features artists, scientists, authors, researchers, museum professionals, and other experts of interest to Kodiak’s history. All lectures are free of charge and open to the public.


The 2018 History Speaks lecture series is to be announced. To get alerts on upcoming lectures, please join our email newsletter.


2017 History Speaks Lecture Dates and Titles: 

Wednesday, March 1st – Jim Dillard 
Russian Woodenware

Wednesday, March 15th – Toby Sullivan
The Saga of Captain Michael Healy

Thursday, March 30th – Senator Gary Stevens
Alaska Purchase – The Treaty of Cession

Wednesday, April 12th – Alana Blumenthal Curator, Baranov Museum
Caring for your Keepsakes: An introduction to at-home preservation

Wednesday, April 26th – Stacey Studebaker, Botanist, Educator, Author
Determining the Floral Diversity of the Kodiak Archipelago

Wednesday, May 10th – Deborah Carver, Researher & Kodiak Historical Society President
Benjamin Woche – Kaguyak Storekeeper

Wednesday, May 24th – Marian Johnson: Former Baranov Museum Executive Director
Happy Golden Anniversary – The Story of the Baranov Museum