About Us


Preserving, interpreting and sharing Talkeetna’s past, to enrich the present and inspire the future.  The Talkeetna Historical Society preserves the character, stories, artifacts, and historic structures of our area. The general purpose is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the heritage of Talkeetna, Alaska, and thereby to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of our communities history, art, and natural environment by all.


Executive Director

Sue Deyoe

Sue grew up in the midwest as a farm girl, ventured north to Minneapolis after graduating from college.  She did an internship at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts working on 14th and 15th century tapestries. The project endeared her forever to history and museums.  She moved to Alaska in 1991.  After years working in Denali National Park and Antarctica, she moved to the sunny banana belt of Alaska—Talkeetna.  She worked for KTNA, for Sunshine Transit and since December 2013, has been in her position at the Talkeetna Historical Society and Museum.  She oversees museum operations and the care of the society’s six  100-year -old buildings and implements the mission and vision of the THS.

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Curator of Collections –

Greg Curtis is our Curator.

The Curator of Collections cares for the collections, manages conservation and develops exhibits inside the museum..