Kodiak Historical Society, P-1000-5-401


The Kodiak History Museum is dedicated to providing a variety of engaging, inclusive and accessible learning experiences for all ages. With several free or low cost activities each month and a variety of evening community events, there is always something to do. Check museum EVENTS for upcoming programming.


Kodiak History Museum Programs

Artifact Observations
No-cost learning hour for students ages 5-15yrs. Monthly sessions give students the opportunity to learn more about individual artifacts within the museum’s collection. In a small group setting students observe, discuss, draw, answer questions and discover how each artifact fits into Kodiak’s history. We do our observations one Wednesday a month at 10:30am with added observation days over KIBSD school breaks.

Free Art on the Porch
Hands-on art and crafting projects for the whole family. Free Art hours on our upgraded activity porch are casual events for learning new creative skills and sharing time with others. On our free art Saturdays, walk-in any time that is convenient for your family between 11am and 1pm. All ages are welcome and we help each other.

Story House Time
Stories, Poems, mini-discussions and a short craft that relate to our island history and people. We will spend time reading in different corners of our building. Themes are chosen with younger learners in mind (up to 5 years) but all ages are always welcome.

Partnering with The Kodiak Arts Council, we participate in their monthly First Friday Art Walk Series and host local painters, musicians, makers, photographers and creators. Join us from 5-7pm on the first Friday of each month for art, appetizers and mingling. Museum entry is free.

Music in the Gallery
Several times a year there is music in the galleries. We host musical concerts of all genres and highlight local musicians.

Lectures and Conversations
From professional lectures to community conversations about important topics and current events, the museum is a space to gather and learn.

Night at the Museum
A night of delicious catered food and entertainment! Music, drama performances, poetry or comedy, these special nights at the museum support the Kodiak Historical Society and celebrate the Magazin as a community center. There will be an entrance fee for these seasonal events.

Skills Workshops
From basket weaving to wood working skills, workshops at the museum are a time for skill sharing and in-depth learning. Most workshops require a fee to reserve a supply kit and a spot in class. Group sizes are kept small to encourage active and engaged learning between teacher and student.

Do you have an idea for a lecture or conversation? Are you a local artist interested in showing your work or teaching a skill? To share your ideas and requests, contact Natalie Trenery, Curator of Education at 907-486-5911 or education@kodiakhistorymuseum.org