PMHA Collections Care Open House

Join the staff of the Palmer Museum of History & Art as we host our first Collections Care Open House.  Museum staff will be available to demonstrate how to create museum archival storage trays, provide advice and instruction on how to take care of historical objects and will have more information about its historical photography/web-siteproject.  The Museum's guest archivist, Laura Frizzell, will also be available to answer queries on the care of two-dimensional objects.  During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to become a guest conservator: visitors will have the opportunity to learn and help museum staff create a storage tray for one of the Museum's artifacts and in exchange,  if they bring in one of their personal historical objects, museum staff will help them create their own storage tray to take home.  Don't miss out on this rare hands-on opportunity to learn more about Museum stewardship!

WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 30th & 31st, 12:00 - 7:00PM                                                                                                     WHERE: Downtown Palmer Depot

2017 Colony Days: Experiencing Palmer History

The Palmer Museum has a packed schedule of events for this year's Colony Days weekend, June 9th-11th.  Visitors will have the opportunity to experience Palmer's history through a variety of interactive programs from an Urban Hide Tanning Camp on the Museum grounds hosted by tribal members of Chickaloon Village to a live demonstration of timber frame woodworking with Mike Stitt.  There is plenty of fun to be had at the Museum this summer so be sure to mark your calendars!

If These Aprons Could Talk

To celebrate the Palmer Museum's traveling apron exhibit, "Apron Strings: Ties to the Past," the Museum will be hosting a special storytelling evening entitled If These Aprons Could Talk. The event will be held on Sunday night, February 19th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Vagabond Blues in downtown Palmer. Professionals who use aprons in their day to day operations will be telling stories from being on the job: a dentist, chef, homemaker, hairdresser, carpenter and more. Enjoy hearing five minutes of what it's like in the trenches. There is limited seating, so only 60 tickets will be available. You can get your tickets at the Palmer Museum or BBella Hair Design and remaining unsold tickets will be available on the day of the event at the door. All tickets are by donation and all ticket sales go towards supporting the Museum's 2017 Temporary Exhibit schedule.

Palmer Inside the Artist's Studio Tour

Come celebrate local art during January's Second Saturday!  Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to get a special behind the scenes look into an artist's creative process and work space.  Attendees will get to ask questions, learn details about each artist’s work and get helpful tips if they too are an artist in the making.  Participating artists include: members of the Palmer Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, Sandra Cook (ceramic and fiber art), John Coyne (painting), Patrick Garley (bronze and metal sculpture), Rose Hendrickson (painting), Niki Jordan (glass art), Tremani Suteliffe (painting and photography), and Colleen Wake (metal sculpture).  Most artists will have selections of their work available to purchase and light appetizers will be served.  The Studio Tour begins at the Palmer Museum where attendees are encouraged to meet and carpool or even make a day of it by beginning with a late lunch or ending with an early dinner at one of Palmer’s local eateries.  Be sure to visit the Museum’s event Facebook page: Inside the Artist's Studio Tour for more updated information.

Historic Photograph Open House/Untold Stories

Join the Palmer Museum for a weekend double feature on Sunday, September 18th at the Palmer Depot located at 610 S. Valley Way.  In the morning from 10:00AM to 3:00PM, museum staff will be hosting an historical photography open house where there will be several photographs from the museum's collections on display for visitors to help identify.  The museum currently has several photographs in its collections where museum staff cannot identify either the people, places or events that they depict.  It is important to properly document the images for our archives and so we are asking for the community's help.  There will also be a slide show including images of some of the museum's current photography collection as well as information about the museum's big historical photography project which includes the development of a Palmer historical photograph web-site.  Plus, there will be information about how to maintain and preserve your own personal photograph collections.  In the evening, visitors can return for the museum's second episode of Untold Stories, the Palmer Museum's new storytelling program that occurs quarterly.  During each episode, the Museum hosts seven storytellers from the community who each share a seven-minute true story relating to the episode's theme that is interspersed with live musical performances.  For September, we will be celebrating "getting ready for winter." 

The Historic Photograph Open House is FREE to the general public and Untold Stories tickets are available for purchase at the Palmer Museum and B Bella (remaining tickets not sold in advance will be available at the door).  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students(w/ID).

Cash Mob

Please join the Palmer community in promoting our local establishments in an evening of fun, food and merriment.

It's all in the rules:

1) Palmer Cash Mob will be scheduled for the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. The mob date will be announced at least a week in advance via this Facebook Group.

2) The pre-mob gathering place will be announced a week prior to the event. Mobbers are encouraged to gather early and grab a bite and a brew.

3) The Host Business will be announced at the gathering place, just prior to departure.

4) Mobbers will commit to regular participation in the monthly CASH MOB

5)The minimum amount to spend will be $20, although people can spend more if they wish.

6) The business must have products for both men and women and be large enough to hold the Mob.

7) The business must be locally owned.

8) The business owner must give back to the community in some way.

9) The business owner must approve the CashMob before the mob is announced.

10) Cash Mobbers are encouraged to join us for a social gathering after the successful mob.

11) Pictures and video will be posted to the blog after the CashMob.

MOBBERS: At the mob, there are three rules:

1. Spend $20

2. Meet two people you didn’t know before

3. HAVE FUN!!!

For updates, visit CashMob