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

Dear Diary

Two journal entries, four months apart.

Kodiak Goes Red

Due to an increase in local COVID-19 cases, Kodiak goes into Red Status and limits businesses to 25% capacity.

Emergency Announcement

Museum staff watch the Governor’s emergency announcement.

Keeping Track

Museum staff are doing our part to make sure we’re all healthy!

Salmon Camp: Together at Heart

The t-shirt for the Kodiak Refuge virtual Salmon Camp 2020.

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!

Kodiak History Museum Events and Resources During the Closure

KHM is temporarily closed.

To protect staff and visitors, the Kodiak History Museum is temporarily closed, but we hope to open again soon!  Stay safe and healthy Kodiak.

Our online store is always open!  Order online or email:

Quyanaasinaq, friends, and take care.


Shop the online store!

The Kodiak History Museum may be closed but you can still shop our store online!  We have something for everyone on your list- books, jewelry, leather goods, art prints, cards and more!  

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Give us a call and we can help you with items that may not be online yet.  

Visit our online store at or give us a call at 907-486-5920.

New Temporary Exhibit: Hunt, Fish, Gather, Grow

The Kodiak History Museum partnered with Kodiak Harvest Food Co-op and Bounty Farm to create a temporary exhibit about food security on Kodiak, Hunt, Fish, Gather, Grow: Exploring Food Security on Kodiak. This exhibit will be installed next week in the museum temporary gallery space and ready for visitors when the museum re-opens.