The Tanana Yukon Historical Society’s mission is to collect and share State and local historical knowledge through public lectures and events; historical preservation and cultural resource management projects; historical grant writing and administration; and operation of the Wickersham House Museum, Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Tanana-Yukon Historical Society has helped celebrate and preserve Alaska’s history since March 13, 1958. Join us and help keep Fairbanks and Alaska history alive for future generations! Our work includes:
All are welcome to attend our lecture series.
Alaska’s Interior region is bordered by the Brooks Range and Ray Mountains to the north; and the Alaska Range and Wrangell Mountains to the south.
Fairbanks, located in the Tanana Valley, is the Interior’s largest city. Other communities include North Pole, Eagle, Tok, Glennallen, Delta Junction, Nenana, Anderson, Healy and Cantwell. Learn more
James Wickersham was a Federal judge who traveled extensively throughout Alaska to ensure fair application of the law. He later served as Alaska’s delegate to the US Congress, starting Alaska down the path toward statehood by establishing the Territorial Legislature. He was also instrumental in establishing the Alaska Railroad, Mount McKinley National Park, and what would eventually become the University of Alaska. He also:
Learn more about James Wickersham and his historic Fairbanks home.
Our Board of Directors meet regularly throughout the year. All are welcome to attend. Please contact us for copies of meeting minutes. Board members and staff include:
You can contact our staff coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1958, TYHS has survived and thrived because of its members and volunteers. If you have time, here are some of the ways you can help:
Please contact us for more information. We look forward to working with you.
535 2nd Ave (Co-op Plaza Building), Suite 201 (open by appointment)
PO Box 71336
Fairbanks, AK 99707-1336
E-mail us at email@example.com.