New Museum Project
Our Vision: Preserving the Human Story
The Valdez Museum has roots dating back to 1901 when Valdez prospector Joe Bourke gathered together a small exhibit of “curiosities” to display around town. Those objects are now part of the Museum’s core collection. As keepers of local history, we continue to collect objects, artifacts and especially human stories to document and share the rich history of our Prince William Sound region. Located in the heart of downtown, our new Valdez Museum building will be a cultural and community connector, plus be a significant part of downtown revitalization efforts and tourism expansion for Valdez.
- Community members use the Museum as a space for creativity, collaboration and learning
- The Museum serves as a gateway for visitors to learn about the region by welcoming and connecting them with information and opportunities
- Create an environment where both visitors and locals feel safe to come and return often to experience new, engaging programs and exhibits