VMHA Pairs with National Park Service for Summer Programs

VMHA Pairs with National Park Service for Summer Programs

Valdez, Alaska, July 12, 2021:The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive is pleased to be collaborating with staff from the Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve, headquartered in Copper Center, Alaska. Several programs coordinated by Museum Museum Educator Faith Revell, are being planned for our 2021 summer season at the Valdez Museum.

On Friday, July 16, 2021 from 1-2 pm at the Valdez Museum on Egan, Charlotte Henson, NPS Interpretive Ranger for the Park, is presenting a History Talk & Gallery Walk titled DYNAMITE AND SNUS: Story of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway. Henson has worked extensively in Kennecott and comes with a great deal of knowledge and history of the area.

The hour-long presentation will be a mix of slides from the railway titled, Can’t Run and Never Will, a regular evening program Henson presents in Kennecott, along with a gallery tour of the Museum’s current art exhibit, Mountain Treasures: Kennecott, Alaska & Iceberg Lake, Art by Karl Becker. She is familiar with his work, and will link her talk with Becker’s stunning series of watercolor paintings of the area.

Please join us for this free program at the Valdez Museum on Friday, July 16th from 1-2 pm at the Valdez Museum on Egan Drive in downtown Valdez!

We look forward to future collaborations with National Park Service personnel. Stay updated by visiting the Museum’s website: www.valdezmuseum.org or our Facebook page.

For More Information Contact:

Faith Revell, Curator of Education and Public Programs                                           

Tel. 907-835-2764, Email: educator@valdezmuseum.org