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Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Supporting Education & Research For All Ages

Aside from Exhibits, the team at the Palmer Museum works year round to compile educational resources and information that tell the story of our community. Explore scanned letters and newspapers from our collection, see finding aids to our collections, browse our historic photo project, and more!


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.

Finding Aids

Finding aids are tools that help a user find information in a specific record group, collection, or series of archival materials. Our finding aids for our collections include details about each photo, magazine, or newspaper clipping in our archives.

Colonist Letter Collection

Read transcripts of original letters sent by colonists in the 1930s.

More Resources

Alaska Digital

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.

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. 

Matanuska Valley Historical Photo Project

Since 2017, we have been working on connecting over 10,000 photographs in the Palmer Museum collection to our community as the Matanuska Valley Historical Photo Project database.

Coming Soon

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

  • Historical newspapers
  • Palmer history books
  • A general overview of the history of Palmer
  • Photo of the Month / Artifact of the Month articles
  • More partner organizations

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