Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement is all about helping you discover the history of Anchorage, Alaska and preserving your Anchorage memories online.

mission statement

Here is our Anchorage Memories mission

To preserve and share your precious memories of growing up and living in Anchorage in the form of stories, pictures, and videos. And to bring you the history of Anchorage, Alaska.

From the beginning of Anchorage in 1915, up through the 1970s.

How You'll

Discover Anchorage

As you look through the pages of Anchorage Memories you'll:

  • Discover how our town began
  • Meet the early pioneers who created Anchorage
  • Recall the people, places, and events you remember

You'll love discovering things you didn't know and finding out why those early settlers came to what would become Anchorage, Alaska.

Plus, you can join your free Anchorage Memories VIP Newsletter, where you'll enjoy even more history and get to comment on stories, pictures, and videos.

Our town has a remarkable history and meeting the people who helped shape our community on the pages of this website will give you an even greater love for Anchorage.

Preserving Your Memories

What happens to your precious memories?

Over time, they fade until sadly they become forgotten.

But we don't want that to happen. So Mike and Mary Dougherty created this website just for you.

We've made it easy for you to learn more about Anchorage and to preserve your memories right here.

Anchorage Memories celebrates joy.

By preserving your stories and comments here online, you can easily share your memories with friends and family and with others who live or have lived in Anchorage.

You can even share these memories with people you know that have never been to Anchorage.

And because your stories and comments will be online, that means your family and friends can read and enjoy them any time they want, regardless of where they live on planet Earth… All they need is a computer or mobile device and the ability to be on the internet.

How Do You Post Your Memories?

When you post your memories, they get their very own web page here on Anchorage Memories.com, and you can even upload pictures if you choose to.

And it's all free.

Now what could be better than that?

Our mission is also to make it EASY for you to post your Anchorage memories.

It's Easy, It's Fast, It's Fun

Our Frequently Asked Questions FAQ page answers your questions about posting your stories.

You'll also discover helpful information about how to write and post your stories.

What about my questions?

You can easily contact us to ask a question, make a comment, or just to say “hey.”

Mission Statement

Creating This Anchorage Memories Website

mary and mike

Mike and Mary came up with the idea of creating a website where you could remember and learn about Anchorage and preserve your memories a long time ago.

Even though they no longer live in Alaska, the two have fond memories of their many years in the 49th state. Both lived in Anchorage before and after statehood and saw Anchorage grow from a small town into a big city.

Mary's family has deep roots in Alaska, with their mother Fedoria spending most of her early childhood years in the Athapascan village of Point Possession just across Cook Inlet from Anchorage.

Mike's family first moved to Anchorage in 1950 when Mike was just three years old. Growing up in and around Anchorage, Mike has experienced the Alaska that some only dream of.

So, the idea of creating this website to give you a place to learn the history of Anchorage and to preserve your memories online, came right from the hearts of Mike and Mary.

Our Mission Statement reflects our heartfelt desire.

Mission Statement

Now you know that you can learn the history of Anchorage on this website, from its beginning in 1915 and up through the 1970s.

You can easily preserve your Anchorage memories for friends and family to enjoy online, regardless of where they live in the world.

And that you can join our free Anchorage Memories VIP Club (you'll find it below).

In the VIP Club you will discover even more about our town, the people who built it and the things you remember about growing up and living in Anchorage, Alaska.

Now we invite you to start your journey by looking through the pages of Anchorage Memories.


Anchorage Memories VIP Newsletter

“I’ve learned a lot about my hometown of Anchorage, and you’ve jogged memories of things I haven’t thought about for years. I can only say YAY!”  Juanita.


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Join your free Anchorage Memories VIP Club

A treasure chest of precious Anchorage memories, delivered right to your email inbox three times each month.


Discover Alaska Facts and History

Meet Anchorage Pioneers


The VIP Podcast

Plus, just for you:

Right after you join

you'll receive “Nostalgic Anchorage Stories”

as a special gift

"I thoroughly enjoy Anchorage Memories,
it is absolutely magnificent" Robert

A Final Word Just for You

Our Mission Statement was developed for you.

Mike and Mary put their heart into what you'll discover on these pages. 

The Anchorage Memories you read on this website are updated and added to regularly to make sure you will learn something new every time you visit.

From learning about how it all began, to fond memories of your favorite local radio and TV personalities, you'll find the pages of Anchorage Memories filled with information that will fill your heart and feed your soul.