The Cook Inlet Historical Society (CIHS) is the private, non-profit historical society for the Anchorage area, and has been instrumental since its founding in 1955 in fostering discussion, research, and publication of the history and ethnography of the Anchorage and Cook Inlet regions of Alaska as well as our state and its place in the Circumpolar North.  In that regard, CIHS was the principal organization responsible for the establishment of the Anchorage Museum in 1968.