Fifteen years since the Friendship Flight
In 2013, Alaskans commemorated the 15-year anniversary of the opening of the border between Alaska and Russia. The first "Friendship Flight" on Alaska Airlines across the Bering Strait took place in in June of 1998...
Anchorage turns 100
Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, kicks off its centennial celebration in 2013 with museum exhibits and celebrations of all kinds. Originally established in...
First ascent of Mount McKinley - 100th Anniversary
Alaska celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of its most iconic mountain – 20,237-foot Mount McKinley – in 2013. In June of 1913...
150 years since the Purchase of Alaska
The modern state of Alaska first took shape nearly 150 years ago, when the United States bought Alaska from Russia in 1867. We’re planning the 150th anniversary celebration in 2017...
For more information visit the Alaska Historical Commission
Chugach State Park
Beyond the foothills at the edge of Alaska's largest city is the third-largest state park in the United States, offering some of the most accessible hiking, skiing, camping, wildlife...
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