Press Releases

Press Releases

City Council Finalizes New Museum Building Site

February 20, 2020

Valdez, Alaska, February 19, 2020 – A final decision on where to locate the new Valdez Museum & Historical Archive (VMHA) was made at the regular Valdez City Council meeting on February 18, 2020 when council members passed a resolution to establish the geographic location for the expansion and consolidation of the Valdez Museum facilities….


January 22, 2020

Valdez, Alaska, January 22, 2020 – Members of the Valdez City Council met in a work session on January 16, 2020 to focus on choosing a building site for the new museum facility. It was a round table discussion between the Board and Staff of the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive (VMHA) with roughly 20…

Alaskans to Attend Museums Advocacy Day

January 15, 2020

Valdez, Alaska, February 7, 2020 -In February, Michelle Cullen and Patricia Relay from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, and Della Hall and Selena Ortega-Chiolero from Museums Alaska will travel to Washington, D.C., joining more than 300 museum professionals from across the country for Museums Advocacy Day, February 23-25, 2020 hosted by the American Alliance…

Museum Capital Project Moves Forward

December 6, 2019

Valdez, Alaska, December 6, 2019 – The Valdez Museum continues to move forward with its efforts to build a new museum. This past summer Board and Staff were out in the community to raise public awareness about the Capital Project, answering key questions about why we need a new museum, and taking a survey to…

Museum Cataloging Project Unveils New Treasures

October 22, 2019

Valdez, Alaska, October 22, 2019 – The Valdez Museum on Hazelet with its Remembering Old Valdez Exhibit is closed for the season, but there’s a buzz of activity inside the sprawling warehouse building. Nearly every inch of floor space is covered with artifacts, large and small, hauled down from storage on the mezzanine. They may…