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. Win a chance to experience Grand! at Sheldon Chalet.  The raffle is in honour of Roberta Sheldon and benefits the Talkeetna Historical Society.  Tickets are $125 per ticket or 5 for $500.  The drawing will be held at our annual  Jeopardy, October 26, 2019 at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar.  The winning ticket is transferable.  No hidden costs. Winner receives an all inclusive 3 night stay for 2 people at Sheldon Chalet on the Ruth Glacier.  See  for Chalet information.  Tickets can be found at the Talkeetna Museum, at Aurora Dora, didiDADA and High Expedition in downtown. Questions? or 907-733-2487

THS2 copy  Touch the link for the raffle poster!

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.