723 S. Valley Way
Open Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm


About Us

Our work inspires, enriches, and cultivates our community’s connection the unique history, culture, and art of the Greater Palmer Area.

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Have more detailed questions or need help getting started on planning an upcoming trip to Palmer? Send us an email!

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Our Story

The Palmer Museum of History and Art (PMHA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, contracting with the City of Palmer to provide museum and visitor center services. Nestled inside two acres of downtown showcase garden, we offer visitor information services, curated historic displays, and exhibits that feature the talent of our local artists. 

Founded in 2005 in an effort to preserve the City’s collection of historic artifacts, PMHA continues to serve and promote the history of the Greater Palmer Area. Our main building sits on land donated by Palmer resident Bill Hermann, and has served as a visitor center for the town since the 1960s. We are open year round: stop on by to visit!

Palmer Museum Staff

Museum Staff

Current Staff

Executive Director- Sam Dinges


Visitor Outreach Coordinator- Matthew Akers


Collections Manager- Richard Estelle


Board of Directors

Current Directors

President: Pat Chesbro 

Vice President: Mari Jo Parks

Secretary: Erin Saunders

Treasurer: Margaret Adsit

Director: Felicia Desimini

Director: Jim Brown

Director: Jill Warner

Director: Amber Lindstrom

Director: Michele Harmeling

Support Our Mission


Join your community in supporting the Museum's mission & get more benefits with a membership

Donate & Sponsor

Give to the Museum as an individual or business and help us continue to serve the greater Palmer area

Volunteer With Us

Join us! Help conserve historic collections, lead tours, fundraise & use your unique skills