EVENTS
(past & present) 
  • Jun 30, 6:00 AM – Jul 01, 9:00 AM
    Washington, 1101 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
  • Apr 05, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington, 403 C St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
    This the BIG event of the year- Princess Shannon O'Hare was hand picked by Senator Lisa Murkowski to represent Alaska at this years Cherry Blossom Festival. Can't wait to see everyone there!
  • Feb 24, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Washington, 203 Maryland Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
    We are going to kick the year off with a Fur Rondy themed get together! Bring your furs and celebrate with the Alaska State Society. AKSS society would like to give a big thanks to JFA for letting us use their office for this event.
  • Oct 18, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Garfield Park , 1 South Carolina Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
    Get ready to celebrate Alaska! Come hang out with your fellow Alaskans at Garfield Park on October 18th! We will have games and food ready for all who attend.
  • Jul 16, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Washington, 1101 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
    Hey Alaskans!!! Come on out this Friday to Wundergarten in Noma to share drinks with friends. This is a casual event so feel free to bring friends and family. See you there!
  • Jun 17, 2021, 6:15 PM
    Washington, 203 Maryland Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
    We would also like to congratulate Erin Stuart for accepting the mantel of Cherry Blossom Princess! Join us on Thursday June 17th for the big event. There will be light food and drinks provided. See you there.
  • May 14, 2021, 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
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

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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.

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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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NEXT EVENT: SAT. MAY 18 BRUNCH AND QUGRUK FORUM W/ MCKIE CAMPBELL

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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ALASKA STATE SOCIETY
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