City Council Finalizes New Museum Building Site
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.
This is a
monumental step for the multi-year New Museum Project that aims to house all VMHA
collections and exhibits in one building. Forward movement on the project has
been consistent since the Museum and City of Valdez signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) on January 15, 2019 to work together on planning for and
building a new museum facility. The MOU outlines terms for a 50% funding match between the City and the VMHA.
led the Museum to launch an ongoing public outreach effort to gather input from
the community during each of phase of the 5-year building project. On January
16, 2020 at a City Council Work Session museum Board and Staff discussed the four
proposed building sites with Council members. Site X, the existing museum site
at 217 Egan Drive, became the preferred development location.
resolution passed by the City Council confirms that location for future
expansion and consolidation of the VMHA facilities. This opens the door for
fundraising opportunities leading to a new Valdez Museum which the whole
community can enjoy.
For more information contact:
Executive Director Patricia
Tel. 907-835-2764, Email: email@example.com