This website is an online photo database, managed by the Palmer Museum of History and Art. The goal of this site is to provide access to images, information, and stories of our community.
Our mission is to collect images depicting the people, places, and activities of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley area, and make them accessible to our community. By preserving these images and the stories that go with them, we capture the history of our community.
Why photos and why now? Images contain an enormous amount of information relative to their size, are easily shared, and provide powerful comparisons of past to present. What's more, much of our Valley's history is just one or two generations
When a donor gifts us photographs, those photographs become a collection. Click above to browse photo collections by donor.
Galleries are groups of images from across many collections group by subject (i.e. Colony Barns, Aerial Views). Click here to see photos arranged by subject.
Each month, we release an article about a photo featured in our collection. Browse and read articles here.
Make a donation to support the project. Donations are payable to the Palmer Museum of History and Art.