At the Museum
Our exhibits feature the story of the Palmer area, all the way from Ahtna times to the gold rush and finally through the Matanuska Colony. In addition to Palmer’s history, we strive to promote our town’s thriving arts culture, featuring many exhibits from Palmer artists.
After you see the museum, take a walking tour to experience our town’s story, or relax in our beautiful showcase garden. Experience the diversity of Alaska’s gardening and agriculture, including legendary giant vegetables, all in the heart of downtown.
Experience our Garden
Wander and experience a dazzling variety of arctic flora in the Showcase Garden, adjacent to the museum.
Take a Tour
Take a tour of Palmer’s historic downtown district! Explore the story of the 1935 Matanuska Colony firsthand, surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of the Chugach Mountains.
Explore our Exhibits
Explore the fascinating history and art of the Greater Palmer Area, or take a look of what is temporarily on display from the community.