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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 and a Q&A chat with artist!

Maureen Kelly

June 26th-July 2nd

As soon I could hold a pencil I began drawing. I studied art in college and have continued to create art over the years. Since retiring from my job as a school librarian I have devoted myself to my art. For over 30 years my main medium was watercolor. In the past couple of years I have come to love the beauty of oil painting, the intense color I get with pastels, and the fun of painting with acrylics. I have always loved collage and have begun incorporating this into many of my current works as well.

Art journaling has become important to me- I journal every Sunday with a group of Palmer artists. I recently taught classes in creating hand-made journals and in collage. I am currently working on my first solo show to be hung in March here in Palmer. I am the vice president of the Valley Fine Arts Association.

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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