Our Sponsors

The Palmer Museum of History & Art would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support, without which we could not continue to serve the community of Palmer. We hope you'll support them in return by visiting their web sites:


From the majestic Pioneer and Twin Peaks in the Chugach Range to the Talkeetna Mountains in South central Alaska, Palmer is framed in breathtaking beauty. Located 42 miles northeast of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway in the Matanuska Valley, the city's unique history and heritage are unparalleled in the state

matnuska-susitna borough

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is situated within the heart of Southcentral Alaska, encompassing more than 24,000 square miles (about the size of the state of West Virginia).

the rasmuson foundation

The Rasmuson Foundation supports the Arts all over Alaska, including at the Palmer Museum, through our Annual Art Aquisition and other events.

alaska state council on the arts

A state agency that fosters the development of the arts for all Alaskans through education, partnerships, grants and services.

museums alaska

Museums Alaska is the statewide museum association committed to preserving the natural and human history of Alaska and improving museums as educational institutions.

Alaska state museums

The Alaska State Museum protects artifacts and other objects that that pertain to the human and natural history of Alaska, and also assists and advises in the development of local museums all over Alaska.


matanuska federal credit union

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MTA was formed in 1953 to serve residents in Palmer, Alaska. Today, MTA provides valley residents state-of-the-art, reliable and competitively-priced communications.


As one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies based on production and proved reserves, ConocoPhillips prides itself on being a great neighbor and a responsible citizen in the communities where we they live and work.




First National Bank is committed to Alaska and Alaskans and to their economic and cultural growth. They support non-profit community groups and activities and encourage First National employees to become actively involved in their communities.


2016/17 Holiday Angels

Each December, the Palmer Museum hosts its annual holiday open house, Twas the Night Before Colony Christmas, on the first evening of Palmer's Colony Christmas weekend.  As part of the evening's festivities, the Museum invites attendees to become "holiday angels" by participating in a tree trimming fundraiser to help support the Museum, through the next year, in its mission towards providing proper stewardship of Palmer's historical and contemporary art collection, and continue implementing quality exhibits, programming and events.  It is through generous donations like these, that the Palmer Museum is able to maintain its role in the preservation and promotion of the Palmer community's history, art and culture.   Below is a list of the 2016/17 holiday angels:

ARCHANGEL LEVEL ($100.00)    

Becky and Sean



SERAPHIM LEVEL ($50.00)       


Mary Fogel

Lynn Halford

Angela Hanson





Allison Bradley

Jeff Bradley



Karen Denny


Alma Ortega



Dan and Shell Worthington