Welcome to the Palmer Museum of History and Art
Our work inspires, enriches, and cultivates our community’s connection to the unique history, culture, and art of the Greater Palmer Area.
The Palmer Museum is dedicated to providing a safe environment for employees and visitors alike in accordance with Alaska state guidelines. Our priority is the safety and health of our staff and community. Please follow posted signage for social distancing and handwashing, and contact us with any questions.
The Palmer Museum and Visitor Center is your stop for all things history, art and culture in beautiful downtown Palmer! We are committed to telling Palmer’s story through historic art, local exhibits, and immersive tours. Check out our calendar below to learn about all the wonderful happenings around town, or check out our Visit Palmer page to see the town highlights.
Garden of Light
Come experience a winter wonderland in the Palmer Museum’s Showcase Garden, now through January 15, 2021! Since 2019, we have been lighting up the garden for the holiday season. The lights are at their best after dark (about 5p). Please watch your feet and mind the extension cords. This is a free, self guided display.
Our Community. Your Community.
See everything Palmer has to offer! Explore the unique history and the current happenings of this great little town, take an agricultural garden walking tour, explore our exhibits, shop, and find some grub!
Your go-to place for recreational events happening in Palmer and the Greater Palmer area. There’s something available for all ages. Click now to plan a day!
Take a Tour
Interested in learning more about the expansive history of Palmer? Desire to discover how Palmer became such an heavy agricultural hub? Check out the tours offered here at the museum and in our Palmer visitor guides!
At the Museum
From wine walks to featured local artists, these programs are a blast for all locals and visitors alike! Click below to find all of the programs the Palmer Museum provides for the local community and surrounding areas!
Historical Photo Project
The Palmer Museum of History and Art has a collection of over 10,000 photographs, all digitized as high resolution scans. Since 2017, we have been connecting this wealth of history to our community in the Matanuska Valley Historical Photo Project database.
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