The Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska are holding their joint conference in Cordova, Alaska, September 30 to October 3,2015. The theme of this year's conference is "Trade Routes and Crossroads in the North Pacific".
The Alaska Historical Society’s keynote speaker this year will be Alaska State Writer Laureate Frank Soos of Fairbanks who will share his ideas about writing as a craft and exploring archives to produce local history gems.
This year the Alaska Historical Society is drawing special attention to the role of local historical societies and the practitioners of local history who dig deeply into our collective trove of stories and make Alaska history a vibrant scholarly field. Workshop sessions to help local societies improve their operations will be offered on topics like building membership, boosting volunteers, and raising more money. There will also be a celebration of the work of Patricia Roppel who did so much to document the history of Southeast Alaska.
For details see the Alaska Historical Society website: http://alaskahistoricalsociety.org/.