Press Releases

Press Releases

Senator Murkowski Receives Museum Award

January 24, 2018

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release End: February 28, 2018 Valdez Museum & Historical Archive & Juneau-Douglas City Museum to Join Hundreds of Museum professionals for Congressional award to Senator Lisa Murkowski in Washington, DC In February, Michelle Cullen & Patricia Relay from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, and Jane Lindsey from the Juneau-Douglas City…

Pick Click Give to the Valdez Museum

January 10, 2018

While applying for their PFD online, Alaskans can choose to Pick.Click.Give. in increments of $25. All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive tax documentation from the State once their donations have been processed. Permanent Fund Dividend applications are available from January 1 to March 31, though Alaskans may choose to add or adjust…

2017 Annual Appeal Underway

November 30, 2017

In 1901, just three years after thousands of Gold Rushers arrived in Valdez, prospector Joseph Bourke put together a small exhibit of curios that were displayed in various buildings until 1964.  These objects are part of the Valdez Museum’s core collection, now numbering approximately 75,000 objects, photographs, and historical documents related to Valdez’s regional history….

Valdez Museum Celebrates 50 year Anniversary of New Valdez

September 13, 2017

Valdez, Alaska, September 12, 2017 – On March 27, 1964, Alaska experienced the largest-ever recorded earthquake in North America. Known as the Good Friday Earthquake, this event caused an underwater landslide that washed away the waterfront area of Valdez and resulted in the loss of 32 lives. As a result of the earthquake, the Valdez…

Tuesday Nite History Talk

July 29, 2017

The VMHA launches the 2018 TNHT season on January 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm with stories about two important Alaskan families, Buzby and Wulff. It follows with a talk about the history of snow in Valdez in February. Free to VMHA members. $5 per person and $10 per family To suggest a TNHT topic or…