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

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

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

Wasilla Knik Historical Society

Every Month



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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. 


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.

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Annual Potluck Picnic and Social 

This is a potluck picnic so bring your favorite dish to share. Dessert and drinks will be provided. 2024 inductee into the Mushers Hall Of Fame  is Roxy Wright,.the only woman to win the Fur Rondy Open World Championship Sled Dog Race, and the first woman to claim the Open North American Championship in Fairbanks!

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.



Trails Day-Usually the first weekend in June. 

​​WKHS Board meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm in the basement of the Teeland Building, home to Krazy Moose Subs.

Homestead Survivors' Reunion 
Sunday, April 28, 2024 at the Palmer Depot!  It's a time to come together, listen to and tell stories, and reminisce about the early days of the Mat-Su Valley. This is a potluck event, so bring your favorite homesteader dish! 

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

Our annualAlaska Day Dinner  will be held on Friday,  October 20 at the Palmer Elks Lodge 

Doors open at 4:30 for a Meet and Greet, followed by the Famous 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 of the trail. 

Every Wednesday 10am-6pm

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Wasilla Knik Historical Society

300 N Boundary, Wasilla, Alaska 99654