Learn about gold mining, dog mushing, homesteading Alaska and more. Located at 10524 S. Knik-Goose Bay Road. Open Wednesday-Sundays in the summer. Closed in the winter. Other tours by request. 

From 10-5 on Wednesdays during the summer, come downtown for fresh produce and Alaskan made gifts. Located at Wasilla Iditapark near the Wonderland playground.


Wasilla Farmers' Market-Open each Wednesday from 10:00-5:00  during the summer months at Iditapark near Wonderland Playground.

There are many ways you can learn about and help preserve our local history.   



Join us for Trails Day, Homestead Survivors' Reunion, Knik Community Potluck Picnic, Alaska Day Dinner, and Annual Meeting. 

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Wasilla Knik Historical Society

300 N Boundary, Wasilla, Alaska 99654




Homestead Survivors' Reunion 
2024 date TBA. It's a time to come together, tell and listen to stories, and reminisce about the early days of the Mat-Su Valley. This is a potluck event, so bring your favorite homesteader dish!

Coleen Mielke has uploaded the daily diary of O.G. Herning, who came to Alaska in 1898 and had businesses in Knik and Wasilla. See her complete list of local history documents here. Scroll down to see the Herning Diary.

Annual Potluck Picnic and Social 

This is a potluck picnic so bring your favorite dish to share. Dessert and drinks will be provided. 2023 inductee into the Mushers Hall Of Fame  is Joe May, homesteader, trapper, and winner of the 1980 Iditarod Race.


Wasilla Knik Historical Society

Trails Day-Usually the first weekend in June. 

              2023 EVENTS

Every Month

Our annualAlaska Day Dinner  will be held on Friday,  October 20.. 

Doors open at 5:00, followed by a Dessert Auction at 6:00. Bring your yummiest dessert to tempt your fellow bidders! A buffet dinner, served at 7:00, will be followed by our guest speaker, Jeff Schultz, the Official Volunteer Photographer of the Iditarod. He will be sharing photos and stories on the trail. 

Every Wednesday 10am-6pm

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​​WKHS Board meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm in the basement of the Teeland Building, home to Krazy Moose Subs.


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Wasilla-Knik Historical Society

300 n boundAry Street

wasilla, alaska 99654

Knik museum

10524 S Knik Goose Bay Road

Wasilla, Alaska 99623 

907-376-7755  MUSEUM PHONE

wkhsociety@yahoo.com or KnikMuseum@gmail.com