Exhibits, Workshops & Untold Stories With The Palmer Museum



Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate Exhibit
8/14/2017 – 9/25/2017
Palmer Museum of History & Art
723 S Valley Way, Palmer
FREE Event

Ahtna Language & Sewing Bag Workshop
9/8/2017 – 12PM
Palmer Museum of History & Art
723 S Valley Way, Palmer
FREE Event

Untold Stories: "Reunions, Revivals and Redemptions"
9/17/2017 – 6PM
Palmer Museum of History & Art
United Protestant Church
713 S Denali St. Palmer
Tickets: $10 Students, $15 Adults

As we attempt to fit in as many activities as possible during these precious remaining weeks of summer, the Palmer Museum of History and Art has you covered. From a new, exciting traveling exhibit and an Alaska Native workshop to our next episode of Untold Stories, you will have plenty of opportunities to get together with friends and family and celebrate before the weather starts to turn!

Starting Monday, August 14th the Palmer Museum of History and Art will be featuring Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate, the Museum’s newest traveling exhibit from Texas, courtesy of Humanities Texas.

Melina Mara, artist behind the exhibit, began photographing the thirteen women in the US Senate in 2001 and continued to do so until 2003. Her documentation of the role of women in the Senate brings to light the problem of representation in politics. In addition to Mara’s honest photographic portrayal of female senators, White House journalist, Helen Thomas, conducted interviews with ten senators. These interviews have been turned into two audio presentations that accompany the exhibit and will be available to the public. 

In a time when political tensions run high and identity politics are taking a spotlight, Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate provides an insight into the challenges faced by women in the Senate and the struggle faced by women on a daily basis. The exhibit is an educational and empowering experience for people of all backgrounds and should not be missed. 

Changing the Face of Power will be on display at the Palmer Museum from August 14th through September 25th and is available free to the public. The Palmer Museum is also the only venue to be hosting the exhibit during its visit to the state of Alaska.

As part of the Museum’s end of summer programming, museum staff is excited to announce a free Ahtna Language and Sewing Bag Workshop sponsored by Chickaloon Village Traditional Council's Nay'dini'aa Xuk'anotta Nene' Project (Nurture the Land and People Project) scheduled for Friday, September 8th from 12:00PM - 2:00PM at the Palmer Museum.  

Guests will have the rare opportunity to immerse in an Ahtna cultural tradition while learning the language that is associated with it. Supplies are limited so to ensure your participation, we ask that you reserve your space early by contacting the Chickaloon Village Cultural Development Coordinator, Melissa Shaginoff, at melisas@chickaloon.org. For those who are unable to secure a spot, please consider on still attending, as guests will be allowed to observe the workshop and still gain instruction.

The month of September also brings our fifth episode of Untold Stories on Sunday, September 17th from 6:00PM - 8:00PM. To help enhance this September’s episode and enrich the experience, we have moved our storytelling location to the United Protestant Church (Church of 1000 Logs) in Palmer. During the event, seven storytellers will share their stories about “Reunions, Revivals and Redemption.” Our local Palmer Downtown Deli will also be available during the evening, selling refreshments and some heavier food options so our guests can enjoy a light dinner during the show. Tickets are available at the Palmer Museum and B Bella Hair Salon and are $15 per adult and $10 per student with a valid ID. 

Our Untold Stories storyboard is still accepting story submissions for the event and will continue to do so through September 4th.  Be sure not to miss out on this growing Palmer tradition and/or for your opportunity to join our list of celebrated storytellers. For more information, please visit our event page on our website at www.palmermuseum.org/untold-stories/.  

With so many activities to do and so little time, we hope you make plans to join us in celebrating the end of summer and look forward to seeing you during this Alaska State Fair season! For details about the Palmer Museum and our upcoming events, please visit our website at www.palmermuseum.org.

About PMHA:
The Palmer Museum of History and Art is a non-profit museum that serves the community of Palmer in preserving and sharing the history and art of the Palmer region. The museum’s collections contain items that best depict region’s art history, exploration, settlement, agriculture, and trade, cultural and social development.  

During the summer, May 1st through September 30th, the museum also serves a Palmer’s Visitor’s Center and is open seven days a week from 9:00AM - 6:00PM. The museum also operates during the winter months from October 1st through April 30th, Wednesday through Friday, 10:00AM - 5:00PM and second Saturdays of the month, 10:00AM - 6:00PM.