Photograph by Anthony Bopp

Kodiak History 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. 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.

in 2019, the Kodiak Historical Society completed a $750,000 Permanent Exhibits Redesign and Facility Upgrade Project with generous support from the City of Kodiak, Murdock Charitable Trust, Rasmuson Foundation and the community of Kodiak.  The redesigned community center feature collaborative, community driven, approachable permanent exhibits that showcase Kodiak’s history.

Our mission is to facilitate exploration of the natural, cultural, and artistic heritage of Kodiak Island and surrounding communities to create opportunities for the public to discover, share, and exchange knowledge using the collections and resources made available through the operation of the Kodiak History Museum.


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The Day by Day Project

The COVID-19 pandemic is historic.

Help us create a collection of digital files that represent our experience in Kodiak–a day by day view of this history for years to come.

You can submit photographs, mandates, speeches, audio recordings, personal histories, thoughts, and feelings, letters, notices and signs, social media posts, screenshots, memes…Anything you think that helps represent this history on Kodiak! Visit the Day by Day Project to learn more.

Today’s Highlights

Plans for Essential Businesses

Essential businesses are asked to submit a plan for how they will quarantine and ensure the health of any workers they bring to Alaska.

Alaskan Cases

This is where we’re at in Alaska on April 7th, 2020.

Celebrating Safely

One family brought a little joy by decorating the outside of their neighbors’ window to celebrate a birthday.

Toilet Paper Crisis

Safeway is trying to solve the toilet paper shortage by repackaging rolls and holding some back to make sure there’s enough for everyone. $3.99 for four rolls.


The governor ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses. Kodiak is very quiet.

Upcoming Events at the Kodiak History Museum

Take Care, Friends.

KHM is Temporarily Closed

The Kodiak Historical Society appreciates that the decision to close public schools in Alaska was not made lightly. In support of that decision, the Kodiak History Museum will remain closed until further notice to help protect and care for our island community.

Quyanaasinaq, friends, and take care.

The "Day By Day" Project

Help us document history in the making…

What’s happening right now is big. Really big. We are here for you and with you, Kodiak. We will get through this together.

As each day unfolds, we are responding to the global pandemic and adapting the way we function as individuals, as families, and as a community. The stories we tell and our lives will be forever changed as the result of COVID-19. Share your photos, videos, journal entries and letters with us to help create a digital archive of this moment in Kodiak’s history. 

Email your entries to –


Museum Programs Update...

Stay Tuned, Kodiak.

KHM staff misses our students, families and visitors dearly and we are working on ways to share museum programs in a safe and accessible way while we are living and working from our homes. Thank you for your patience as we set our fun ideas into motion. We are looking forward to community partnerships and new ways to connect beyond our beloved activity porch and gallery spaces.

Feel free to connect, ask questions or make suggestions. Email-

We are in this together.