Alaska’s National Parks and programs highlight a variety of women’s experiences, in telling all Americans stories, and helping illuminate Alaska’s past.
We invite you to learn more about women in our history – from living on the land and cultural changes, to the adventurers and fortune seekers, homesteaders and entrepreneurs, to those who suffered wartime hardships, the early scientists and conservationists, as well social and political activists and leaders. More to come!
DISCOVER WOMEN'S STORIES OF...
Living Off the Land
Subsistence and homesteading lifeways
Transportation and Tourism
Come to Alaska! – early tourism
Economy and Innovation
Struggling to make a living and the entrepreneurs
Conflict and War
World War II in Alaska brought hardships, military service, and home front support
Adventurous spirits explore Alaska and inspire today’s mountain climbers
Science and Conservation
Alaska’s pioneering archeologist, naturalists, and early conservationists
Alaska Native Women
Continuity of traditional practices, hardships, and inspiring leaders
Education and Writing
Writing it down – experiencing, sharing, educating
Government, Legislation and Activism
Changing the status quo - leaders, legislation advocates, social and political activists
Women from all walks of life were drawn to Alaska’s gold rushes
inspired by Alaska's traditions, people and events
Explore Women's History beyond Alaska
Last updated: September 5, 2021