Project Updates

Project Updates

This page is where you will find updated information on the progress of our Capital Campaign. That includes Building Committee meeting reports, materials developed for our Community Outreach plan and notifications on pertinent Valdez City Council meetings that directly relate to our efforts to build a new museum facility. If you want more information feel free to give us a call at 907-835-2764 or send an email to

VMHA Selects Design Team for New Consolidated Museum

September 21, 2020

With three decades experience designing for commercial, municipal, and non-profit clients across Alaska, Wolf Architecture, based in Palmer, Alaska, is well-suited to lead the design effort for the Valdez Museum. Their team has spent the past two years working in Valdez on several projects including the new Fire Station 1. The work they’ve done designing…

RFQ Proposals for Architectural Services Now Being Accepted

May 5, 2020

A final decision on where to locate the new Valdez Museum & Historical Archive (VMHA) was made at the regular Valdez City Council meeting on February 18, 2020 when council members passed a resolution to establish the geographic location for the expansion and consolidation of the Valdez Museum facilities. Since then Museum Board and Staff…


February 10, 2020

Valdez, Alaska, January 22, 2020 – Members of the Valdez City Council met in a work session on January 16, 2020 to focus on choosing a building site for the new museum facility. It was a round table discussion between the Board and Staff of the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive (VMHA) with roughly 20…

City Council Work Session to Decide Site Selection

December 6, 2019

At the recommendation of Nathan Duval, Capital Facilities Director, the Anchorage Architectural firm ECI is now working to vet the three final proposed building sites. Two of the ECI staff recently had a two-day site visit at both Museum locations to better evaluate the amount of space needed to operate comfortably and cost effectively. Executive…

Community Outreach materials

June 19, 2019

Pictured below is our four page Community Outreach Brochure that answers essential questions about the need of the Valdez Museum to consolidate into a single museum facility, and how that benefits the community. It also presents a map of three building sites previously identified by museum staff and stakeholders as possible locations for a new…