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.


Kodiak Historical Society, P-335-1

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

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.

6 Ft. Apart

Still waiting 6 feet apart.

Healthcare Heroes

These pictures were submitted by a future Kodiak resident who will be moving to the island in October. During March, April, and May, she volunteered her time to help with COVID-19 testing. She submitted this pictures of herself to represent healthcare workers who battled the pandemic head on.

Harbor Quarantine

Throughout the salmon season there have been many boats quarantined in the harbor. Quarantined boats must fly yellow LIMA flags to show their status.

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.


Black Friday Sale!

The Kodiak History Museum is having an online Black Friday event!  Shop our online store and find something for everyone on your gift list.

Anyone who places an order over $10 online or over the phone between Black Friday 11/27/2020 and  Cyber Monday 11/30/2020 will be entered to win a Kodiak History Museum Gift Bag! The gift bag includes a Kodiak History Museum canvas tote bag, camp mug, t-shirt, magnet, and a copy of the classic A Legacy Built to Last by Susan M. Jeffrey. The drawing will be held on Tuesday 12/01/2020.

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

Sunporch Featured Artist

Stop by the museum and check out this month’s featured artist.  Brendan Harrington is a local Kodiak artist and several of his thought-provoking pieces will be on display through the end of November.