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CALL OUT FOR MUSEUM BOARD MEMBERS!

January 23, 2022

Valdez, Alaska, January 23, 2022:The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive (VMHA) Board of Directors has four vacancies due to normal term expiration. Applicants will serve a full three-year term, expiring January 2025. There is one vacancy for a partial two-year term, expiring January 2024. This is a golden opportunity for people interested in preserving the…

New Exhibit Features Alaskan Illustrators

January 19, 2022

Valdez, Alaska, January 20, 2022: A new traveling exhibit at the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive explores the colorful and intriguing process of illustrating children’s books. The exhibit, ILLUSTRATING ALASKA: Artists Making Children’s Books, is curated by Sarah Asper-Smith and it highlights the process of four different Alaskan artists, each with their own perspectives on…

RING IN THE NEW YEAR!

January 10, 2022

This shiny gold bell on our 1907 Ahrens Steamer is a perfect symbol for the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive to use in welcoming 2022 with enthusiasm and determination to fulfill our mission of sharing the rich history and culture of Valdez and Prince William Sound, Alaska. Looking ahead we will continue to connect with…

Local Art at the Museum Store

December 19, 2021

Valdez, Alaska, December 20, 2021: The community of Valdez is fortunate to have a wealth of artists who enjoy sharing their work, and the Valdez Museum is a direct beneficiary. Currently we are featuring four local artists who have submitted works in a variety of mediums for sale now in the Museum Store. Shari Miller…

Grant Awards for Museum Operations

December 9, 2021

Valdez, Alaska, December 9, 2021 – The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to create challenges for museums nationwide, and the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive is grateful to have recently been given two Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grants that directly support museum operations. A grant award of $3,500 will be used to buy cleaning supplies…