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Discover the Heritage of Talkeetna


The Talkeetna Historical Society (THS) was founded in 1972 by residents concerned with protecting Talkeetna’s historical sites. THS is a non-profit organization which safeguards the uniqueness of this rural Alaskan community, Talkeetna, in the preservation of its historical past in its museum and its many other historical buildings and trails.

Fundraising events, along with museum admissions, enable THS to continue work on important projects such as restoration of Ole Dahl cabin, work on society property,  protection of Belle’s Barn historic site, a historic site connected to Talkeetna’s gold mining past located near the end of Talkeetna’s Main Street close to the banks of the Susitna River, and its accompanying  interpretive trail. In addition to a variety of exhibits, the Museum, once home of the Territory of Alaska’s Talkeetna School, has a unique museum store, which offers a large selection of books about the area and its historical past. Please join THS 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.

OUR 2019 Fundraiser: 

The Heritage of Talkeetna Raffle. Announcing the winner of our 2019 Heritage of Talkeetna Raffle. Drumroll, please.    Carden Johnston ticket #122 is the lucky winner.  He says he’s never won anything .      We thank every one who purchased a ticket…or several.  Your overwhelming generosity helps us keep Talkeetna’s history alive and well.  With 6 historic buildings to manage and maintain, the funds obtained from the raffle help us greatly.  See our Facebook page for updates on our work.  We also post our newsletter at the end of the year on this website.

Visit us

Summer Hours: We are  open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, from the beginning of May to third week in September.

Winter hours:   Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Or check with us to see availability. We are able to open up for groups and events if we have at least a 3 or 4 day advance notice.


Find us: Talkeetna Historical Society and Museum, PO Box 76, Talkeetna, AK 99676; 907-733-2487;  We are located one block off of Main Street across from the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar.   Museum admission:  $5 general; $4 for senior or military; children 10 & under free. Ask us about the family rate and rate for tours of town. Members of the Society are always free admission.