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Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Supporting education and research for all ages

Matanuska Valley Historical Photo Project

Photographs are wonderful artifacts. They do not take up much space, can be easily digitized, and contain an incredible amount of information relative to their size. At the Palmer Museum of History and Art (PMHA), we have over 10,000 photographs in our collection, all digitized as high resolution scans. Since 2017, we have been working on connecting this wealth of history to our community. The result of that work is the Matanuska Valley Historical Photo Project database.

Palmer Yearbooks 1933-1957

The intent of this project is to record the names (and photos where available) of the administrators, teachers, students, coaches, custodians, cooks, clerks, bus drivers and others who attended the Palmer Territorial (Central) School in Palmer, Alaska. This includes a period from January 1935 to the 1960s when classes ceased to be held there.

Palmer Historical Society

The Palmer Historical Society is dedicated to our hometown of Palmer, Alaska, a quaint little town, nestled in the beautiful Matanuska Valley and surrounded by the Talkeetna and Chugach Mountains. 

Alaska Digital Archives

Alaska’s Digital Archives presents a wealth of historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout our state.


Coming Soon

Check back soon for more educational resources including lesson plans, study guides and more information on Palmer history.

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