News & Events


We wish to thank our donors, some of whom have been extremely generous this past year. The Tanana Yukon Historical Society depends upon this kind of support and every donation is welcome, no matter its size. With these contributions, we have been able to carry out some projects and acknowledge vital members of our community who have passed on. BUT we need some ideas of how to spend your money. If you have a history-related project in mind please contact us!

2020-2021 Lecture Series

The TYHS has an active schedule of speakers at our free monthly public lectures held in Pioneer Hall at Pioneer Park at 7 PM unless otherwise noted on the third Wednesday of the month. Our lecture series is currently suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information about our past lectures and events, please contact us.

For more information about lectures sponsored by the Tanana Yukon Historical Society, please call 488-3383, or e-mail

All TYHS events are free and open to the public.

Victoria Day – WWII Celebrated Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM at downtown’s Lend Lease Memorial

A ceremony will be held at the Lend Lease Memorial to commemorate the end of WWII and the signing of Surrender in Berlin. 

Bring photos of your WWII veterans for a parade of photos that will be placed on the memorial.

Welcome Address – Brian Kassof

Invocation – Father Andrew Wassillie – St. Herman’s Orthodox Church

Sister City Comments from – Mayor Bryce Ward – FNSB

Letter from Yakutsk City Mayor

Letter from Krasnoyarsk Administration

Victoria Day Address – Pete Haggland of Pioneer Air Museum

Songs of Victory Day

Closing Sentiments – Aleksandr Serkov – with Translation by Svetlana Nuss

More songs may be offered as we invite the public to lay their red carnations at the foot of the memorial.

Hosted by Festival Fairbanks. the Alaska Russian Center, Sister city Yakutsk and the greater Russian Community.

May is Historic Preservation Month!

Click here to view the Statewide Calendar of events.     

1919: A Year of Death and Survival 

This 24 minute film by Rhonda McBride about the 1919 pandemic is now available on YouTube. Click here to view this film.  

2020 Alaska Historical Society’s Annual Conference 

The recordings of the presentations of the 2020 Alaska Historical Society’s annual conference that was held virtually from October 8-10 and 15-17 are now available free online at: