About Us

About Alaska's Oil & Gas Historical Society

The Alaska Oil & Gas Historical Society (AKOGHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the oil and gas industry in Alaska. Our mission is to educate the public about the important role that oil and gas have played in shaping the state and its people and to preserve the legacy of those who have worked in the industry.

The AKOGHS is a community of individuals with a passion for history and a love for Alaska. Through our events, educational programs, and partnerships, we aim to bring the story of Alaska's oil and gas industry to life and to provide a platform for the voices of those who have played a role in its history.

The AKOGHS is committed to collecting and preserving artifacts, documents, and photographs that tell the story of Alaska's oil and gas industry. Our plan is to develop archives that can serve as a valuable resource for researchers, students, and the general public, and to host exhibitions and to develop educational programs that provide a unique opportunity to the public to learn about the rich history of the industry.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of Alaska's oil and gas industry, or if you would like to become a member, we invite you to explore our website and join us in our mission to preserve and share this important part of Alaska's heritage.

Board of Directors

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Joe Mathis President

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Dave Haugen Vice President

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Brad Chastain Secretary

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Kara Moriarty Treasurer

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Dave Norton Board Member

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Jim Palmer Board Member

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Randy Beltz Board Member

Alaska Oil and Gas Historical Society Committees

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Membership Committee, Chaired by Jim Palmer

This committee is responsible for overseeing the execution of an annual membership plan and implementing strategic planning, forecasting and ongoing development of prospects, approaches, and policies.

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Fundraising Committee, Chaired by Randy Beltz

This committee is responsible for overseeing the execution of an annual fundraising plan and overseeing organization fundraising events.

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Collections Committee, Chaired by Brad Chastain

This committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the society’s collections policies and procedures, advising the organization on historical items to be solicited and ensuring that the entire collection is properly managed, and accessible.

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Museum Planning Committee, Chaired by Dave Haugen

The museum planning committee is responsible for overseeing and managing efforts to establish an oil and gas museum: adopting best planning practices from similar museums and applying best techniques of planning methodology.

For more information or to sign up for a committee, please email rlogan@alaskaalliance.com.

Thank you for your continued support of this important effort!

Respectfully,

Your AKOGHS Board of Directors

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Preserving and sharing the history of the oil and gas industry in Alaska.

Get in Touch

Welcome to the Alaska Oil & Gas Historical Society Community! We're a community dedicated to preserving the rich history of Alaska's oil and gas industry, and we're glad to have you here. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you. You can reach us through our contact form or by emailing us at info@akoghs.org . You can also Subscribe to our Newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events. Thanks for your interest in our community, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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