Virtual Education

Virtual Education

The Valdez Museum is now closed to the public due to community health concerns, but the staff is working hard to keep the Museum’s educational program offerings current and meaningful. Peruse the list of offerings below and Stay Tuned!

Birch Tree Art

These images reflect art works featuring birch trees made by Hermon Hutchens Elementary School students in Valdez, Alaska. They are on exhibit at the Valdez Museum. The example with warmer blue/greens was inspired by students’ work and created by Faith Revell who will show you how to create your own forest of beautiful trees in Valdez, just click: treeartworkshop.

Earthquakes and Old Town

See the history of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and its impact on the original Valdez townsite and its residents in this PowerPoint and new on-line teaching resource created by the Valdez Museum. This lesson is geared to students in grade three through adult. March 27th, 2020 marked the 56th anniversary of the earthquake.To view the presentation, click here.  


Counting people in remote Alaskan villages has proved challenging for the Census Bureau since 1870. That is why the decennial census kicks off early in Alaska. On January 21, 2020 Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham flew to the village of Toksook Bay and began the count.

Click here to watch the unique way they conduct the census in remote parts of Alaska during the frozen winter: ToksookCensus

To learn more about the history of the census in Alaska click here.

Free Online Art Lessons

The Art in Action team has created an Online-Learning Art Portal to share with all in need of K-8 art resources. Please explore, enjoy and share with your community!

String Drop Art

These are two wonderful examples of string drop art on exhibit at the Valdez Museum. Thank you students and Sue Keeney! See the video to learn what supplies are needed and how to make them.