OUR MISSION

The Corporation is dedicated to the preservation of Alaska’s prehistoric and historic resources through education, promotion and advocacy. Preservation of the built environment provides a vital link and visible reminder of the past, emphasizing the continuity and diversity of Alaska.

  • AAHP aids in historic preservation projects across Alaska and monitors and supports legislation to promote historic preservation, serving as a liaison between local, statewide, and national historic preservation groups.
  • AAHP publishes a quarterly newsletter, Preservation Notes, and holds educational workshops for the public and historic preservation professionals.
  • AAHP partners with, and advocates for, local non-profit historic preservation organizations, such as the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance, Friends of Nike Site Summit, Naknek Cannery History Project, and community-based historical societies.
  • AAHP also serves as a consulting party for the Section 106 process.
  • AAHP announces their annual Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties list every May during Historic Preservation Month.
  • AAHP manages Alaska’s Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties Grant Program.  
  • AAHP presents the annual Preservationist of the Year Award for excellence in Historic Preservation.
  • AAHP partners with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Alaska.
  • AAHP partners with the Municipality of Anchorage to manage and operate the Oscar Anderson House Museum.
  • AAHP works with property owners and other groups to preserve Alaska’s heritage through Conservation Easements.