Summer’s in Full Swing at the Valdez Museum
Valdez, Alaska, June 21, 2022: Summer Solstice is being celebrated now, and the Valdez Museum is a very busy place! With the return of cruise ships to Valdez we are experiencing the largest number of visitors seen at the Museum since the pre-COVID summer of 2019. When the Viking Cruise ship was in port on June 20, 2022 more than 500 visitors enjoyed the offerings at both museum locations—the Main Museum on Egan Drive and the Remembering Old Valdez Exhibit on Hazelet Avenue.
Our summer art exhibit on display in the Main Museum’s Egan Commons, Sacred Waters: Art by Kevin Crowley, is receiving accolades from visitors through their comments, and the fact that that many are purchasing his artwork to bring home. Sacred Waters will remain display through September 25, 2022. So, there’s plenty of time to come in and enjoy Crowley’s fanciful rendition of the marine life in Prince William Sound, Alaska through the medium of wood block printing on paper, cloth and prayer flags.
Museum Education Faith Revell offers regular Guided Walking Tours of the Old Valdez Townsite about four miles up the Richardson Highway from Valdez. In town she offers Historic Homes Walking Tours to view the homes and businesses from Old Town that were relocated to the new townsite after the 1964 Earthquake and Tsunami. Walking Tour schedule dates and times are posted on the Valdez Museum website calendar found at www.valdezmuseum.org.
Open Hours for both museum locations are 9 am – 5 pm Daily.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!