Valdez, Alaska, August 20, 2020 The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive 2020 Annual Appeal has been a rousing success! Once a year we ask everyone to open their hearts and pocket books to help keep the Museum operating. Since its launch in mid-July, total donations to the 2020 VMHA Annual Appeal have surpassed our $3,300 goal and are now approaching the $4,000 mark!

This year has been especially challenging due to the COVID 19 closure from March 13 to June 30, 2020. With reduced visitor capacity and cancelled tours, it was unclear about how summer operations would go, and more importantly, how the Museum would recover from financial losses due to the closure.  We are pleased to report that although new health and safety guidelines have been put place, staff say visitors seem delighted we’re open, and continue to make positive comments about their museum experience.

The real heroes in this success story are our generous museum supporters, so we would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for contributing to the VMHA 2020 Annual Appeal:

Steve Goudreau & Sara Irwin Goudreau, Patricia Relay, Charles & Delores Gard, Donna Lane, Mike Meller, Arctic Information Technology, Jennifer Hanson, Shannon Mahoney Irish, Robert Goldstein, Louise Parish, Charles Simenstad, Gary & Lavonne Kennedy, Gillian Smythe, Timothy Lopez, Dan O’Conner, Anny Wilson, Gigi Obren, Mary Lou Vanderburg, Erica Carr, Barbara Bigelow, Loretta Richardson Scheid, Dan Kendall, Jeremy Robida, Robert & Angela Day, Jeannie Cobb, Lisa Sparrell, John & Michelle Cullen, Diane Kinney, Janis Johnson and Cindy Ann Rymer.

Thanks again for your support and generosity during these challenging times!

For More Information Contact:

Executive Director Patricia Relay                                                  

Tel. 907-835-2764, Email: