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

A Social Distancing Concert

This looks like it was fun. Is that a unicorn playing the keyboard?

Why Do You Wear a Mask?

There are a lot of reasons people wear masks in public. What’s yours?

Reopen Alaska Responsibly

Businesses begin to reopen as Phase 2 of the Reopening plan rolls out.

The Show Must Go On!

One family participated in North Star’s “A Jungle Book” from their front porch!

Thank you, Mask Makers!

Thank you, Kodiak Mask Makers!

We Need Your Help!

Our team is getting ready for a big pivot to serve our communities 100% remotely while the museum is closed. Without admissions, store sales, and educational programming revenue–we need your support more than ever. Please consider making a gift or becoming a member to support the museum’s mission to preserve and share Kodiak’s history. Quyanaa!

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. Please join us for online programming and exhibit experiences as we shift and grow in the coming weeks.

Quyanaasinaq, friends, and take care.

June 10th, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Zoom Community Sits with Monica Claridge 

These weekly sessions will begin with a short discussion about mindfulness and conclude with a guided mindfulness of breath exercise. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.

This is a great opportunity to pay attention to the moment and share some time with our community while keeping each other safe.

Email Monica to participate in this virtual event.

For more information about mindfulness practices, please visit our new interactive, digital exhibit HOLD. An Introduction to Mindfulness.

We need your help to continue free museum programming throughout the pandemic-related closures. Please consider making a donation to support the museum’s costs on our Donate page.

June 24th, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Zoom Community Sits with Monica Claridge 

These weekly sessions will begin with a short discussion about mindfulness and conclude with a guided mindfulness of breath exercise. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.

This is a great opportunity to pay attention to the moment and share some time with our community while keeping each other safe.

Email Monica to participate in this virtual event.

For more information about mindfulness practices, please visit our new interactive, digital exhibit HOLD. An Introduction to Mindfulness.

We need your help to continue free museum programming throughout the pandemic-related closures. Please consider making a donation to support the museum’s costs on our Donate page.