The Valdez Museum’s permanent historical exhibits reflect the history of Valdez, the Copper River Valley, and Prince William Sound from the earliest days, when Native Alaskans first occupied the area, to the present day. Exhibits are located in two buildings that are four blocks apart: the main Valdez Museum at 217 Egan Drive, and the Remembering Old Valdez Exhibit at 436 South Hazelet Ave. We recommend that visitors come to the Valdez Museum first for an overview of our history and then visit Remembering Old Valdez to gain a broader understanding of the period of time surrounding the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake.
In 2007, the museum completed Revitalization, a long-term project of upgrading its facility to modern museum standards. Since then, the museum has engaged in extensively renovating its permanent exhibits, beginning with a 2010 update to its Exxon Valdez Oil Spill exhibit, addition of new exhibits about regional Aviation in 2013, and an upgrade to the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake exhibition completed in 2014. Stay tuned for more exciting news about upcoming exhibit development projects.