Press Releases

Press Releases


January 10, 2022

This shiny gold bell on our 1907 Ahrens Steamer is a perfect symbol for the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive to use in welcoming 2022 with enthusiasm and determination to fulfill our mission of sharing the rich history and culture of Valdez and Prince William Sound, Alaska. Looking ahead we will continue to connect with…

Local Art at the Museum Store

December 19, 2021

The community of Valdez is fortunate to have a wealth of artists who enjoy sharing their work, and the Valdez Museum is a direct beneficiary. Currently we are featuring four local artists who have submitted works in a variety of mediums for sale now in the Museum Store. Shari Miller has created an array of…

Grant Awards for Museum Operations

December 9, 2021

Valdez, Alaska, December 9, 2021 – The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to create challenges for museums nationwide, and the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive is grateful to have recently been given two Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grants that directly support museum operations. A grant award of $3,500 will be used to buy cleaning supplies…


December 8, 2021

From the Board and Staff of the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive! As the year draws to a close people start to reflect upon what’s transpired over the past year, looking forward to the promise of what the New Year might hold. The Valdez Museum team is now planning for new exhibits, activities and programs…

Museum Store Sunday Celebrated Worldwide

November 18, 2021

Valdez, Alaska: On Sunday, November 28, 2021the 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. More than 1,700 museum stores representing five continents, 23 countries, and all…