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Talkeetna Historical Society, Alaska

Discover the mining, railroad, aviation, and mountaineering heritage of Talkeetna, Alaska

The Talkeetna Historical Society was founded in 1972 by residents concerned with protecting Talkeetna's historical sites. We are a non-profit organization who safeguards the uniqueness of our rural Alaskan community, Talkeetna, in the preservation of our historical past in its Museum, and its many other historical buildings and trails.
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Moose Dropping Festival Fundraising events, along with museum admissions, enable the Society to continue work on important projects, such as the stabilization of Belle's Barn and an interpretive trail. In addition to a variety of exhibits, the Little Red School House Museum has a unique gift store, offering a large selection of books about the area and its historical past. Please join us in helping to protect and preserve Talkeetna's history by becoming a member, and by making a contribution to the Talkeetna Historical Society.

Talkeetna was placed on the National Register of Historic Places
April 26, 1993.

News and Events

PICK-CLICK-GIVE to Talkeetna Historical Society

Thanks to all those that gave this year to PickClickGive and chose us! In our first year, we raised $1400. Thank you!

Hours of Operation

SUMMER HOURS: The Museum will be open from 10:00am to 6:00pm 7 days per week from May 12th through September 15th. Admission includes a mountaineering presentation, held daily, at 1:00 pm .

Admission to the Museums 3 buildings is $3.00 per person, though children under 7 years of age and THS members are free.

WINTER HOURS: Sept.16th thru May 12th, OPEN Saturday and Sundays, Noon to 5:00 pm. Please call the Museum to pre-arrange a visit the middle of the week in winter. 733-2487

THS Announces Smithsonian & Key Ingredients

The Northern Susitna Institute, Talkeetna Historical Society and Denali Arts Council are co hosting a Smithsonian Exhibition called Key Ingredients: America by Food. Most displays are at NSI on the Spur Road near Second St. The festival is 6 weeks of fun with food. THS has 2 special displays that are on-going. A display of cookbooks in the Susitna Valley over the years and a display on history of food on the Mountain (Denali). The Denali display was completed by our intern Magaly Rosales. Please stop in and see us! Go to for information on the festival.

Link to New Talkeetna Book!

Here is the link about our Talkeetna book
Purchase online at:

or come in to the museum store and purchase it locally.


THS would like to remind people to keep their memberships current. To make sure we have your address on file, if you have questions about your membership being current, or if you would like to become a member now, please call the museum staff for assistance. Click the membership button at the top of the page to pay online via paypal or visa.

Moose Dropping T-shirts!

The Moose Dropping, "100 years of Mountaineering", T-shirts are still available. Shirts are $15.00 each and range from L to XXL in both our ladies sky blue and mens light blue, short sleeve.

Also still available are hunter green, V-neck, ladies, 2013 Mountain Mother T-shirts. Now $10.

Talkeetna. Placed on the national Registerof Historic Places.

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