Alaskans respect our collective heritage. We view historic preservation as an essential strategy to promote our communities’ unique identities and as an important component of economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Alaskans are empowered with the knowledge and tools needed to advocate for an inclusive approach to preservation that is appropriately balanced with development. Alaska’s preservation community includes a network of people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and disciplines. We work in partnership to identify, preserve, protect, and interpret the state’s cultural, historic, and archaeological resources ensuring that our heritage is passed on to future generations.
The Ketchikan Municipal Code (Chapter 2.88) established the Historic Commission, its membership and its duties. Learn more here: Municipal Code Chapter 2.88, Ketchikan Historic Commission, current 2015.pdf
Commission Position Available!
The Ketchikan Historic Commission is seeking one community representative to serve. To apply, please contact Commission Secretary, Anita Maxwell, at 225-5600.
Duties of the commission include:
Chapter 2.88 of the Ketchikan Municipal Code established the Ketchikan historic commission which shall be composed of 10 members appointed by the mayor with approval of the city council, and shall serve without compensation.
Christa Bruce, community representative
Silvia Greuter, community representative
Kristina Hill, Archaeologist
Deborah Hayden, Vice Chair, Historian representative
Licha Kelley-King, Ketchikan Gateway Borough Planning Commission representative
Dragon London, Chair
Anita Maxwell, City Council designee, Secretary
Amanda Welsh, Architect and Tongass Historical Society representative
VACANT, community representative
Richard Harney, Ketchikan Gateway Borough Planning Department
Alethea Johnson, Ketchikan Gateway Borough Planning Department
Become a Commissioner!
If you're interested in applying to be part of the Ketchikan Historic Commission, please fill out an application and send to the Commission secretary at email@example.com.
Meetings are held monthly, every 4th Thursday at 3 p.m. Meetings are held at the Tongass Historical Museum or via Zoom. Agenda packets are available one week prior to the meeting.
The public is welcome to attend. Call 225-5600 to verify location
Hx Comm mtg packet 1.7.19.pdf
Hx Comm mtg packet 2.5.19.pdf
Hx Comm mtg packet 3.25.19.pdf
Historic Comm packet 4.29.19.pdf
Hx Comm mtg packet 5.20.19.pdf
Hx Comm mtg packet 6.24.19.pdf
No meeting 7.22.19 - canceled
No meeting 8.26.19 - no quorum
Hx Comm mtg packet 9.23.19.pdf
Hx Comm mtg packet 10.28.19.pdf
Hx Comm mtg packet 11.18.19.pdf
No December meeting
Creek Street Historical Survey 2011.pdf
Downtown Historical Survey 2011.pdf
Newtown Historical Survey 2015.pdf
Stedman-Thomas Historical Survey coming soon
Historic Ketchikan - local non-profit organization that promotes economic development through historic preservation and heritage tourism
Ketchikan Museums - Collections staff can assist with a variety of historical research requests. Please call 225-5600 to set up an appointment.
Alaska State Historic Preservation Office - works with local governments, the public, and educational and not-for-profit organizations to identify, preserve, protect, and interpret the state’s cultural, historic, and archaeological resources ensuring that our heritage is passed on to future generations.
Preservation Plan Resources:
For More Information: Contact the Ketchikan Museums at 225-5600 or visit the Tongass Historical Museum, 629 Dock Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901