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 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

Nov 15th, 2019 @5-7pm

Mindfulness – A Community Conversation

What is mindfulness? How does it work? What are the benefits and what does research tell us about mindfulness? How can you incorporate a mindfulness practice into daily life?

Please join Zoya Herrensteen and Monica Claridge for a special community conversation at the museum all about mindfulness. You’ll get to try out several techniques that can lead to a more mindful, present experience of daily life. You’ll take away simple tools that are known to reduce the effects of stress on the body and improve your sense of general well being.

Schedule for the evening –
5-5:30pm – Orientation, refreshments and mingling
5:30-6:15pm – Mindfulness Sessions w/Monica and Zoya
6:15-7pm – Discussion, questions, more mingling
7pm – Museum Closes

Admission is free and light snacks will be served.
This is a family friendly event and all are welcome!

Nov 16th, 2019 @12-3pm

Write-In on the Porch – Theme, “Black, White, Red All Over”

November is National Novel Writing Month!

KHM is participating by offering the covered porch as a space to write, reflect and be inspired. Working on your novel? Do you write short stories? Journal? Dabble in poetry? NaNoWriMo Write-Ins on the Porch are for you!

Get color coordinated in your black, white and red! We will offer matching snacks and drinks for you while you work.

These events are for all local creative writers, even if you aren’t working on a novel right now. Please come prepared to be quiet and calm in the space. There will be some serious (but fun) writing going on!

Nov 23rd, 2019 @12-3pm

Write-In on the Porch – Theme, “Dapper Writers”

November is National Novel Writing Month!

KHM is participating by offering the covered porch as a space to write, reflect and be inspired. Working on your novel? Do you write short stories? Journal? Dabble in poetry? NaNoWriMo Write-Ins on the Porch are for you!

Get dapper and wear what’s fancy to you. As our honored fancy guests, we will have pretty apps and bubbly drinks on hand while you work.

These events are for all local creative writers, even if you aren’t working on a novel right now. Please come prepared to be quiet and calm in the space. There will be some serious (but fun) writing going on!

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