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 Positions Available!
The Ketchikan Historic Commission is seeking one community member 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.
Silvia Greuter, community representative
Richard Harney, Ketchikan Gateway Borough Planning Commission representative
Deborah Hayden, Historian representative
Dragon London, Chair
Anita Maxwell, City Council designee, Secretary
John Stewart, community representative
Amanda Welsh, Architect and Tongass Historical Society representative
Vacant, community representative
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings are held monthly, every 4th Thursday at 4 p.m. Meetings are held at the Tongass Historical Museum (October - April) or the Borough Planning Office (May-September).
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.
For More Information: Contact the Ketchikan Museums at 225-5600 or visit the Tongass Historical Museum, 629 Dock Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901