Press Releases

Press Releases

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…

Glass Art Exhibition Opens

October 7, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Valdez, Alaska, October 7, 2020: The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive is pleased to announce the installation of a new art exhibition, Color + Heat = Magic, Glass by Sharry Miller. The exhibit offers viewers a unique vision of Alaska presented through a collection of fused glass work depicting nature in all…

VMHA Annual Report 2020 Available Now

September 29, 2020

Valdez, Alaska, September 30, 2020 – Each year in October the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive (VMHA) Board and Staff give an overview of the past year’s progress and accomplishments to our corporate members, the Valdez City Council. VMHA Board President Donna Lane writes of this year’s challenges in particular, “2020 has uniquely challenged operations…