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2017 Annual Appeal Underway

November 30, 2017

In 1901, just three years after thousands of Gold Rushers arrived in Valdez, prospector Joseph Bourke put together a small exhibit of curios that were displayed in various buildings until 1964.  These objects are part of the Valdez Museum’s core collection, now numbering approximately 75,000 objects, photographs, and historical documents related to Valdez’s regional history….

Valdez Museum Celebrates 50 year Anniversary of New Valdez

September 13, 2017

Valdez, Alaska, September 12, 2017 – On March 27, 1964, Alaska experienced the largest-ever recorded earthquake in North America. Known as the Good Friday Earthquake, this event caused an underwater landslide that washed away the waterfront area of Valdez and resulted in the loss of 32 lives. As a result of the earthquake, the Valdez…

Tuesday Nite History Talk

July 29, 2017

Second Tuesday of Each Month

The Valdez Museum Needs Your Help!

July 28, 2017

The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive needs your help. I want to let our loyal supporters know that the City of Valdez is considering closing the yellow warehouse where the Remembering Old Valdez Exhibit, Archive, Fire History exhibits, and collections storage exist. Over the last few years the City of Valdez has communicated to the…

Valdez Museum Opens Calls for Exhibit Proposals

March 22, 2017

Valdez Museum Opens Calls for Exhibit Proposals The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive has formalized its exhibit proposal procedure, by releasing an Exhibit Proposal form. Exhibit proposals will be reviewed annually each June by a selection panel of museum staff, with a goal to finalize the museum’s exhibition schedule to planning five years in advance…