2021 Spring Reception
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    We would also like to congratulate Erin Stuart for accepting the mantel of Cherry Blossom Princess! We are planning on another gathering, but are in the initial planning stages of this event- more details to come.
  • Cornhole @ Stanton Park
    May 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington, 226 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
    We are excited to announce our first in-person event of the year! On Friday, May 14, we will have a small gathering of Alaskans at Stanton Park for a cornhole tournament at 6 o'clock. We have three sets of cornhole boards being decorated by three small teams of AKSS members. I know everyone will be
  • Happy Hour and Trivia @ Big Board
    The Big Board
    Feb 20, 2020, 6:30 PM
    The Big Board, 421 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
    Hey Alaskans!!! Make sure to come to the Alaska State Society's first HAPPY HOUR of the year at Big Board and join in the trivia fun. Happy hour starts at 6:30 PM this Thursday. Trivia starts at 9 PM so make sure to get there in time to grab a table!
  • AKSS Holiday Party 2019
    Hosted by North Star Group
    Dec 12, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Hosted by North Star Group, 203 Maryland Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC, 20002
    AKSS here, sliding into your busy holiday calendars! Thursday, December 12th, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.
  • November Happy Hour
    Present Company Public House
    Nov 14, 2019, 6:30 PM
    Present Company Public House, 438 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Since our happy hour at Pub & the People was so successful we thought we would try out their new location--Present Co. Public House!
  • Halloween Happy Hour
    The Beetle House
    Oct 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Beetle House , 816 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
    Join your AKSS Members for a Halloween happy hour and bar crawl.
  • 2019 Alaska Day Celebration
    Hosted by North Star Group
    Oct 17, 2019, 6:30 PM
    Hosted by North Star Group, 203 Maryland Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC, 20002
    Come celebrate Alaska Day at a home away from home AKSS event--fully stocked with your favorite Alaskan beers and buds.
  • All State/Territories Softball Tournament
    West Potomac Park
    Sep 07, 2019, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    West Potomac Park, 2912 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20418, USA
    Join the Alaska State Society (AKSS) softball team for the National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) summer softball tournament! Games will be held on Saturday, September 7th at the West Potomac Park baseball fields. RSVP to join our team!
  • Congressional Baseball Game
    Nationals Park
    Jun 26, 2019, 5:30 PM
    Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
    AKSS members will be attending this fun annual event--follow the facebook page for updates on meeting spots.
  • Summer Solstice BBQ
    Location is TBD
    Jun 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    We may not be in the land of the midnight sun but that won't stop us from celebrating summer solstice!
  • AKSS at RAISE Corntoss Challenge
    The Bullpen
    Jun 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    The Bullpen, 1201 Half St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
    Join fellow AKSS members in participating in the Corntoss Challenge in support of ALS TDI--Senator Murkowski's favorite summer event!
  • Happy Hour on the Hill (1)
    The Dubliner Restaurant
    May 23, 2019, 5:00 PM
    The Dubliner Restaurant, 4 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    March madness has begun! During recess week, join your fellow AKSS members for a happy hour on Wednesday, March 20th at a local watering hole (capitol hill bar TBD). Starting at 5 PM.
  • Happy Hour @ Buffalo Billiards
    Buffalo Billiards
    May 16, 2019, 6:30 PM
    Buffalo Billiards , 1330 19th St NW, Washington DC 20036-1606
    Thursday, May 16th, swing by after work to join AKSS members and friends for billiards, ping pong, shuffleboard, and more! It's just a short trip on the red line to Dupont Circle, so don't miss it!
  • 60th Anniversary of Alaska Statehood & Cherry Blossom Festival
    Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Apr 08, 2019, 5:00 PM
    Dirksen Senate Office Building, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20002, USA
    AKSS will be hosting a reception to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Alaska's Statehood on Monday, April 8th in the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee hearing room (Dirksen 366) from 5-7 PM. Join Alaska's Congressional Delegation and the 2019 Alaska Cherry Blossom Princess for an evening
  • Meet & Treat
    Wunder Garten
    Mar 28, 2019, 5:00 PM
    Wunder Garten, 1101 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
    Join your Alaska State Society friends and pups at one of DC's most popular beer gardens, Wunder Garten. Stop by at the start of the event to catch the tail end of their happy hour for $5 draft beers until 6 PM. Dogs are encouraged to wag along!
  • Happy Hour on the Hill
    The Dubliner Restaurant
    Mar 20, 2019, 5:00 PM
    The Dubliner Restaurant, 4 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    March madness has begun! During recess week, join your fellow AKSS members for a happy hour on Wednesday, March 20th at a local watering hole (capitol hill bar TBD). Starting at 5 PM.
  • AKSS Happy Hour XOXO
    The Pub and the People
    Feb 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    The Pub and the People, 1648 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20002, USA
Past Events

BBQ & Softball

Join fellow Alaskans & friends of Alaska living or visiting the DC metro area for good food and good company! There will be fun times for the whole family as team Anchorage vs. team Rest of Alaska battle for the trophy in this year's softball game. Feel free to invite friends, attend the whole time, or just part of the time.

Members of the Alaska Congressional Delegation have been invited and are known to make an appearance at this event.

Please bring a dish to share, and AKSS sponsors will provide burgers and hot dogs to grill, and soda, water, and beer.

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150th Anniversary of the Alaska Purchase - The 1867 Treaty of Cession

Special Guests

The Honorable Lisa Murkowski

United States Senator for Alaska


The Honorable Dan Sullivan

United States Senator for Alaska


The Honorable Congressman Don Young

Congressman for All Alaska


Alaska First Lady Donna Walker


Jonathan Ross

Alaska Historical Commission Member

On March 30, 1867, the United States reached an agreement to purchase Alaska from Russia for a price of $7.2 million. The Treaty with Russia was negotiated and signed by Secretary of State William Seward and Russian Minister to the United States Edouard de Stoeckl. Critics of the deal to purchase Alaska called it "Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox."

Join us on the 150th anniversary as we commemorate this historic Treaty of Cession, the history of Alaska, and the important role it has played in the history of the United States.

The National Press Club

529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.


University of Alaska President Jim Johnson 

The Alaska State Society and the University of Alaska invite you to join UA President Jim Johnsen and Washington, D.C. area alumni for an evening of lively conversations with fellow Alaskans, alumni and friends. President Johnsen will share his top priorities for leading a more streamlined university through Alaska's challenging fiscal climate. The evening reception will include light fare and cocktails.

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen

Washington, D.C.

April 19, 6-8 p.m.

The Loft at Stanton & Greene,

319 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

(202) 525-3325

RSVP Online

Contact UA.events AT alaska.edu or 907-786-1942 with questions about this event.

Sponsored by the Alaska State Society and the UA Office of the President.

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This month's guest will be McKie Campbell of BlueWaterStrategies LLC. Prior to joining BlueWater, Mr. Campbell was the Republican Staff Director of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee where he worked on a broad array of energy and natural resource issues. Among other positions, Mr. Campbell previously served as Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Hickel, and as a professional staff member for the Alaska state legislature. He has also sat on the North Pacific Fishery Management and Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Councils.

McKie will provide a brief overview of his time in the Senate and share thoughts on how U.S. energy policy is likely to evolve -- and affect Alaska -- over the next few years.

This is event is free and open to all.   as seating may be limited. (Your reservation will also help us ensure that we don't run out of food.) 

Mr. Henry's is located between the Capitol South and Eastern Market metro stations, on the southeast corner of Seward Square. Bus stops for the 32/34/36, 90/92, and Union-Station-to-Navy-Yard circulator routes are relatively close by.

(*Why Qugruk? The qugruk, or tundra swan -- like many AKSS members -- regularly fliesbetween Alaska and Washington, D.C.)

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