Press Releases

Press Releases

Connecting With Community

April 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Connecting With the Community Online Valdez, Alaska, April 23, 2020 –“The Valdez Museum is your community museum.” That phrase is echoed many times when we reach out to inform the public about exhibits, events and educational programs at the Museum. The Museum’s doors are now closed to visitors indefinitely due to health…

Museum and School District Join Forces

April 22, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Valdez, Alaska, April 22, 2020 – Each spring Museum Educator Faith Revell normally visits elementary school classrooms to share artifacts from the VMHA collection and offer learning opportunities for students. In May she usually takes to up to 60 students on field trips to the Remembering Old Town Exhibit and on guided…


April 9, 2020

Valdez, Alaska, April 9, 2020 – The Valdez Museum along with the nation’s museum community is facing an existential threat from the closures required to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing this threat requires decisive action from the U.S. Congress beyond that contained in legislation enacted last month. Most museums anticipate closures and reduced visitorship through…


March 18, 2020

Valdez, Alaska, March 18, 2020 – As we transition from winter to spring, with glorious views of the snow covered peaks surrounding us, we also see the effects of a global pandemic unfolding both within and beyond our small community. Its impact is felt everywhere, including with present and future operations of the Valdez Museum &…


March 6, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE Valdez, Alaska, March 6, 2020 – The Valdez Museum and Historical Association, Inc. (VMHA) has identified 100 item sets to deaccession from the Valdez Museum collection, as defined in AS 14.57.050. An itemized list can be downloaded here: Deaccession List. All items are believed to have been in the possession of VMHA for…