Trails Day

Knik Museum

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

Alaska Day Dinner

In October we celebrate the 1867 transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States.  This year's dinner will be on Friday, October 20. 

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.  

Annual Potluck Picnic

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

The 2023 inductee is Joe May, veteran, homesteader, trapper and Iditarod champion.  
“You did it with snowshoes, you did it with an ax, you did it however you could.”  That was the first thing Joe May told us as he  talked about the early years of racing in the Iditarod.  Joe drove his Fiat to Alaska in 1975 “sick in body and sick in the head” and made a life for himself here.  He built his cabin by hand and settled in.  At some point he acquired some dogs and ran a trap line.  His dogs were fast and could go long distances.  It was Dick Mackey who talked him into racing the Iditarod.  Joe made his sled out of plywood and he made everything else he needed on the trail.  What an adventure!

Posted by  Linda Fenton ~2013 Teacher on the Trail
June 27, 2012 

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

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. 

Wasilla Knik Historical Society

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.

Hobo Jim Remembered

​​1st Annual Homestead

 Survivors' Reunion 

This was a NEW event, held at the Palmer Depot on April 30 from 3-8pm, . It was a time to come together, tell and listen to stories, and reminisce about the early days of the Mat-Su Valley. It was so much fun that we plan to hold it again next spring!

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