The Mission of Historic Ketchikan

Historic Ketchikan is a private, non-profit organization that promotes economic development through historic preservation and heritage tourism.

The Ketchikan area has the largest number of historic properties of any community in Alaska, and Historic Ketchikan takes a very active role in maintaining that integrity.

Historic Ketchikan is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. We actively seeks grants and projects that promote economic development and historic preservation. With support from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and the City of Ketchikan, we publish the “Our Town” magazine, everything you ever wanted to know about Ketchikan.

The Goals of Historic Ketchikan

Economic Development
Historic Preservation
Community Education and Coordination

Officers and Directors

Terry Wanzer, President
Ralph Beardsworth, Vice President
Deborah Hayden, Secretary
Jim Alguire, Treasurer
Pat Tully, Director
Caroline Seabright, Director
Kent Colby, Director
Steven Villano, Director
David Rubin, Director
Len Laurance, Director Emeritus
Stephen Reeve, Executive Director
Kelly Butwinski, VISTA Volunteer