There are many ways you can learn about and help preserve our local history.
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!
Trails Day-Usually the first weekend in June.
Wasilla Farmers' Market-Open each Wednesday from 10:00-5:00 during the summer months at Iditapark near Wonderland Playground.
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.
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.
OUR OCTOBER MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 AT 5 PM.
Every Wednesday 10am-6pm
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Wasilla Knik Historical Society
300 N Boundary, Wasilla, Alaska 99654
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.
Join us for Trails Day, Homestead Survivors' Reunion, Knik Community Potluck Picnic, Alaska Day Dinner, and Annual Meeting.
firstname.lastname@example.org or KnikMuseum@gmail.com
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.
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.
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.