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Exhibits at the Palmer Museum

The Palmer Museum features permanent exhibits showcasing the story of the Palmer area. Starting with the region’s origins as a meeting place between Ahtna and Dena’ina lands, follow the development of the region through the fur trade, the railroad, gold mining, and the 1935 Matanuska Colony Project. The museum also features outdoor displays of agricultural equipment, and a rotating line up of temporary displays showcasing Palmer’s art, history, and culture.

Artist of the Week

As part of our mission to promote the arts in the Palmer community, we want to take advantage of the Friday crowds to give local artists a platform to showcase and discuss their work! Each week, a different local artist’s work will be displayed in our hall gallery, and the artist will be available for a short Q&A the first Friday of opening.

Please enjoy the work of our current Artist of the Week below.

Kamilla Diamond

July 3-9

“I was born in Juneau and raised here in the Matanuska Valley since I was 5, graduating from Palmer High School in 1983. I am an Alaska Native, my father was Inupiaq Eskimo and my mom was Tlingit Indian. I enjoy watercolor painting and graphite mediums also. I have been making art for 12 years. I have had a table at the Willow Carnival in 2019, and occasionally at the Valley Native Clinic in Wasilla. I enjoy painting at our home in Wasilla and our cabin near Sheep Mountain. My husband and I travel South Central and the Pacific Northwest area, enjoying the great outdoors in our RV and on our motorcycles. I am always taking reference photos and returnng to my studio to paint. My favorite thing to paint or draw is Black Capped Chickadees. I have also done a few pictures in Tlingit style art.”

Kamilla Diamond aka the Diamond Chickadee

Permanent Exhibits

Our permanent exhibits at the Palmer Museum showcase the rich history of Palmer. Indoors, or outdoors, we strive to fulfill the promise of educating our community and those who visit.

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