Located at the heart of Valdez, Alaska, in a beautiful mountain setting, the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive occupies two facilities, the Valdez Museum on Egan and the Valdez Museum on Hazelet – which features the Remembering Old Valdez Exhibit. The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive is so much more than a place to store historical relics, artifacts and art. It is a place where we encourage all to come learn, engage, and explore the material evidence of our world. We make history and art accessible to the public through interpretation, education and exhibition. We are open year-round and offer a wide array of public programs.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive strives to make measurable changes in community conditions and improve lives by offering enrichment opportunities in developing healthy children, families and community through our exhibits, cultural programs, education and historical interpretation. The museum fosters a “sense of community” by sharing the stories of our lives here in the Prince William Sound area while allowing for easy interaction among community members at exhibits, lectures, and presentations. The museum functions as a place of ideas and education. Museums are a natural gathering place for a community and through a variety of activities and events provide a conduit that helps build and strengthen inter-connections within the family units and the community at large.
With the generous support of Pick Click Give gifts, the Valdez Museum continued its efforts in 2018 to be more than a place to store artifacts and relics. The Museum is grounded in a strong sense of responsibility in contributing to the region's educational and economic development. Over the last year the Museum Board of Directors and Staff continue to work hard to not only expand our reach to summer visitors, but deepen our relationship with the local community. 2018 has not only been a year in which the Valdez Museum continued to sustain and grow our mission driven program of work, but also continued to look to the future as the community of Valdez strives to diversify its economy. Museums offer rich culture and leisure environments to ultimately attract more visitors. The Valdez Museum understands this important role and wants to be part of the solution.