Press Releases

Press Releases

VMHA Celebrates Museum Store Sunday

November 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Museum Store Sunday” Celebrated Worldwide Valdez, Alaska: On Sunday, November 29th the Valdez Museum will take part in a global celebration designed to encourage direct community engagement through visitation and sales in participating cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday is a signature advocacy initiative of the Museum Store Association. According to a blog…

Community Art Exhibit Rings in the New Year

November 4, 2020

Valdez, Alaska, November 3, 2020:The Valdez Museum is pleased to announce its first exhibit for the New Year!  Art on Your Own is a community wide art show that runs January 8 through March 7, 2021 and will showcase works by local artists in three age categories, 5-10, 11-17 and 18+. All art slated for…

History, Art and Architecture Converge

October 22, 2020

Valdez, Alaska, October 22, 2020:The Valdez Museum’s Egan Commons was a hub of activity on October 20 – 21, 2020. That’s when the design team of Wolf Architecture and Hennebery Eddy Architects came to town for an official kick-off the New Museum Project, a partnership between the City of Valdez and Valdez Museum & Historical…

A Step Forward for New Museum Project

October 18, 2020

Valdez, Alaska, October 18, 2020: Recently our dream of a new consolidated 20,000 square foot Museum & Historical Archive came a little closer to reality. October 6, 2020 the Valdez City Council approved the architectural services contract with Wolf Architecture, Inc., in partnership with Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc. to provide public process and stakeholder engagement…

VMHA Director Honored by Museums Alaska

October 11, 2020

Valdez, Alaska, October 12, 2020: At its Annual Meeting on September 25th Museums Alaska, a statewide organization that supports Alaska’s collecting institutions, presented Patricia Relay, Director of the Valdez Museum, with the Presidents’ Award. In the organization’s press release Relay was recognized for being “an outstanding individual advocate for all Alaska museums.” During her ten…