TYHS Coordinator Position is Now Open!
Be a part of the TYHS team. We are looking for a part-time (up to 20 hours a week) Coordinator to assist with ongoing operations, development and administrative and education activities of the Society. Click here for more information and application details.
We wish to thank our donors, some of whom have been extremely generous this 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! firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-2020 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 2019-2020 lecture season is as follows:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Daniel Osborne will be speaking about WAMCATS: A Very Short History of the Washington Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 – Tom Alton will discuss his new book published by University of Alaska Press, ‘Alaska in the Progressive Age’.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – Leanna Prax Williams. ‘Frank’s Follies: The Life, Times and Misadventures of Pilot Frank Dorbandt’.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – Tom Alton will discuss his new book published by University of Alaska Press, ‘Alaska in the Progressive Age’.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – In celebration of African History Month, Margaret Merritt will present her new book ‘Roshier H. Creecy: A Black Man’s Search for Freedom and Prosperity in the Koyukuk Gold Fields of Alaska’.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – to be announced.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – National Park Service Week is April 20-28. To celebrate this, Karen Brewster will discuss her new book ‘For the Love of Freedom: Miners, Trappers, Hunting Guides and Homesteaders in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve’.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – May is Historic Preservation Month and to celebrate this, Angie Schmidt and Chris Miller will give a tour of the Falcon Joslin House which they are currently renovating. Details will be available closer to the date.
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 email@example.com
All TYHS events are free and open to the public.