Hobo Jim Remembered

It is with great sadness that we inform fans of the passing of Jim Varsos in the fall of 2021. Jim was an amazing musician, a true ambassador for the state of Alaska, and a supporter of the Knik Museum. He is missed. 

Thank You to Our Devoted Sponsors:

 Alaska Railroad, WalMart, Home Depot, Talkeetna Air Taxi, Mahays Riverboat Service, Arby's, KFC, Red Robin, Subway, Three Bears Big Lake, Spenard Builders Supply, Eleanor Wilde, David Bastian, Richard Wilson, Bob Frost.

Trails Day

Knik Museum

Join us the first weekend in June as we clean up the Iditarod National Historic Trail and the Knik Museum.

Annual Potluck Picnic

Knik Museum- 10524 Knik-Goose Bay Road, Wasilla, AK

The 2022 inductees were Dorothy Page and Ed Carney. Dorothy was instrumental in the Centennial Race, held in 1967, and in organizing the Iditarod Races which followed. Ed Carney was a local musher and excavator who oversaw the reopening of the first 50 miles of the historic mail and supply route for the Centennial Race. 

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Wasilla Knik Historical Society

300 N Boundary, Wasilla, Alaska 99654


Alaska Day Dinner

In October we celebrate the 1867 transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States.  

Doors open at 5:00 so that desserts may be delivered, followed by 

the Famous Dessert Auction at 6:00. Bring your yummiest dessert to tempt your fellow bidders!

A buffet dinner is served at 7:00

Wasilla Knik Historical Society

Delivering the mail again in 2022 was Junior Iditarod musher Ellen Redington, daughter of Ray and Julia Redington, and a fourth generation musher.