Photograph by Anthony Bopp

Kodiak History Museum

From Storehouse to Story House…

The Baranov Museum started designing new permanent exhibits in 2011. Now, eight years later, we are opening our doors with a collaborative, community driven, approachable permanent exhibits that showcase Kodiak’s history.

The Baranov Museum was known as the Russian Museum. It was dated but well-respected. Now, with new exhibits and a new name, our purpose in our community is clear. We are the heart of Kodiak. We are about our community and its history. This place is for anyone who lives in or loves this place.


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The new Kodiak History Museum logo is a representation of a key joint, the way the timbers were joined together in the iconic 200-year old building that houses the museum. In addition to representing the crown jewel of our collection, the Russian American Magazin, the key joint represents the coming together to build something stronger. A symbolic reflection for our restoration project and the future of the museum.

The Kodiak History Museum is a center of the community, where people come together to celebrate our culture through the eras and share Kodiak’s stories.

Upcoming Events at the Kodiak History Museum

May 4, 2019 @ 1pm

Museum grand re-opening and ribbon cutting!

Begins at 1pm with community speakers, a performance by the Alutiiq Dancers, food trucks and free admission to the museum.

May 24, 2019 @ 6pm

Music in the Gallery

Walk over during Crab Fest week to enjoy our annual free concert by the Kodiak Russian Balalaika Players! Museum admission is free. All ages welcome.

June 7, 2019 @ 5-7pm

First Friday Art Walk

Art, appetizers, mingling and free museum admission from 5-7pm on the first Friday of each month. Featured artist to be announced.

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