Nay’ dini’aa Na’ Hwt’aene Ugheldze’ Xuk’anotta Nene’ (Nurture the Land and People): Ahtna Sewing Bag Workshop

The Palmer Museum is excited to announce a FREE Ahtna Language and Sewing Bag workshop sponsored by Chickaloon Village Traditional Council's Nay'dini'aa Xuk'anotta Nene' Project (Nurture the Land and People Project) scheduled for Friday, September 8th from 12:00 - 2:00PM at the Palmer Museum.  Guests will have the rare opportunity to immerse in an Ahtna cultural tradition while learning the language that is associated with it.  Supplies are limited so to ensure your participation, we ask that you reserve your space early by contacting the Chickaloon Village Cultural Development Coordinator, Melissa Shaginoff, at melissas@chickaloon.org.  For those who are unable to secure a spot, please consider on still attending as guests will be allowed to observe the workshop and still gain instruction.

2017 Palmer Wine Walk/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 7th 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, a customized wine yolk, 7 tastings from an assortment of wines (all flown in from Washington), and light appetizers. Non-tasters will be able to accompany thier tasting buddies and will have a variety of non-alcoholic beverages available to them along with plenty of snacks. Wine tastings will occur at 7 various downtown Palmer Businesses including: Cover Ups Design, Artists Uncorked, Fireside Books, B Bella Hair Salon/Forever Endeavor, Palmer Downtown Deli and the Palmer Museum. There will also be plenty of photo opportunities along the way to capture the evening's festivities with the Palmer Museum's living art photo displays and there will be entertainment/artistic flair provided at each wine stop courtesy of the members of the Valley Arts Alliance. 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 7th 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!

2017 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!

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