Wasilla Knik Historical Society

300 n boundAry Street

wasilla, alaska 99654

907-376-2005  Message Phone

907-376-7755  MUSEUM PHONE


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              2021 EVENTS

Every Month

Join us for Trails Day, Knik Community Potluck Picnic, Alaska Day Dinner, Hobo Jim concerts, and Annual Meeting. 



Trails Day-Usually the first weekend in June. 

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.

Dog Sled Rides available again this winter with Redington Kennels. Contact them at gone2mush@gmail.com

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Wasilla Farmers' Market   

Enjoy fresh produce,  Alaska gifts and more.  Open 10 am - 6 pm. every Wednesday during the summer.  Now at the corner of Nelson and Weber in Wasilla Iditapark.  



Learn about gold mining, dog mushing, homesteading Alaska and more. Located at Mile 13.9 Knik-Goosebay Road. Open Wednesday-Sundays in the summer. Closed in the winter. Other tours by request. 




Wasilla Farmers' Market-Open each Wednesday during the summer months at Wonderland Park by Iditapark.

Our annualAlaska Day Dinner will be held at the Elks Lodge on October 16. Doors open at 5:30, 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 prime rib with all the fixings prepared by Marian Romano of Nona's Osteria. Our guest speaker, Dick Mackey, will share stories about his adventures on the Iditarod Trail. Tickets are $45 and must be reserved by Oct 10. Contact any board member or leave a message on the office phone- 907-376-2005, and we'll get back to you.

Annual Potluck Picnic and Social 

Yes, it is happening! Sunday from 1-5. This is a potluck picnic so bring your favorite dish to share. Dessert and drinks will be provided. Official Iditarod Photographer, Jeff Shultz, will be inducted into the Mushers Hall Of Fame. Our raffle is happening with lots of great prizes. See you there!

Wasilla Knik Historical Society

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

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.

Every Wednesday 10-6