Press Releases

Press Releases

Virtual Walking Tour of Old Town Launches

July 5, 2016

Virtual Walking Tour of Old Town Launches Valdez, Alaska July 1, 2016 – The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive is excited to announce the launch of our online virtual walking tour of Old Town Valdez. The virtual tour features historic sites marked by the Pioneers of Alaska Igloos #7 and #2. Viewers can access historic…

Museum Planning Begins

July 28, 2015

Museum Planning Begins Valdez, Alaska July 28, 2015 – On Thursday, July 23, the Board of Directors of the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive entered into a contract with the Portland, Oregon firm of Alchemy of Design to assist with the commencement of a Master Interpretive Plan. The Master Interpretive Plan (MIP) is the first…

Farewell to the F/V Perry

May 12, 2015

Farewell to the F/V Perry – For Now Valdez, Alaska, May 11, 2015 — She faced the elements since 1939, but the journey of the Valdez fishing vessel F/V Perry has finally come to an end – at least for now. Although the historic boat that stood in front of the Valdez Museum was dismantled…

1985 Valdez Police Robot Photograph

January 14, 2015

Recent Acquisition: Photograph of $16,000 Valdez Police Robot This robot was used for working with children. He has a TV camera in his head along with a monitor on his chest that plays VCR tape and eight track tapes. In this image Trin Delaney dances with EC-1 robot.    

A Moving Experience

March 6, 2014

  The Valdez Museum launches new exhibit to commemorate 50th anniversary of the Good Friday Earthquake     Valdez, Alaska – It’s been 50 years since the record-breaking Good Friday Earthquake shook Alaska, causing widespread devastation and claiming 128 lives. In Valdez, the magnitude 9.2 earthquake was so destructive that the town was forced to…