2018 Colony Days: Experiencing Palmer History

The Palmer Museum has a packed schedule of events for this year's Colony Days weekend, June 8-10.  Visitors will have the opportunity to experience Palmer's history through a variety of interactive programs. There will be an unveiling of our new metal sculpture by Pat Garley, "Colony Rig." The piece, sponsored through an art acquisition grant offered by the Rasmuson Foundation and administered by Museums Alaska, celebrates the workers who helped to build this community. There is plenty of fun to be had at the Museum this summer so be sure to mark your calendars!

For more events not mentioned on this page, visit our Workshops page for more hands on activities!

2018 Palmer Wine Walk and Rhubarb Rumble

Help support the Palmer Museum by kicking off the Palmer Museum Garden and Art Faire weekend with Palmer's second annual Wine Walk! On Friday, July 13 from 6-9PM, the Palmer Museum will once again host a special Wine Walk to help support Museum operations and the Palmer Midsummer Garden and Art Faire. Tickets for this year's event are $40 per person (if you are tasting) and $10 per person (if you are a designated driver or non-tasting guest) . Attendees who are tasting will receive a personal hand painted wine glass courtesy of the Valley Fine Arts Association, tastings from an assortment of wines (all flown in from Washington), and light appetizers. Non-tasters will be able to accompany their tasting buddies and will have a variety of non-alcoholic beverages available to them along with plenty of snacks. Wine tastings will occur at various downtown Palmer businesses and the Palmer Museum.  The Palmer Wine Walk is definitely the event not to miss this summer!


Join us this year as we continue to extend the Palmer Museum's Garden and Art Faire festivities through the weekend by moving the infamous rhubarb recipe competition, the Rhubarb Rumble, to Friday, July 13 from 4:00 - 6:00PM during the Palmer Wine Walk registration period. If you were unable to score some tickets to this year's Wine Walk, don't worry, you can still come by and taste the best rhubarb recipes our local eateries have concocted and help us choose the winner! The event is FREE to the public and as an added bonus, we have partnered this year with the Palmer Water and Soil Conservation District's Local Food in Business Project. During the Rumble, Palmer Water and Soil will be educating the public on the importance of local businesses using locally produced products in their kitchens through what better way than food. They will have a special guest chef preparing a delicious sampling of appetizers that are comprised of solely locally produced foods. It promises to be a yummy afternoon.

This event consists of a limited supply of 150 -300 tasting samples so show up early so you don't miss out!

2018 Palmer Museum Garden and Art Faire

Join us as we celebrate the best of Palmer! Palmer will be full of activity this July as the Palmer Museum hosts its annual one day garden, art and music festival. There will be an assortment of educational and instructional classes on all things art and gardening, an assortment of local vendors, live music throughout the day and much more! Plus, don't forget, this entire event is FREE to the public!