Palmer Museum of History and Art
The Palmer Museum of History and Art is dedicated to educating visitors about the town's cultural history, primarily from the 19th century to the early 21st century. Specifically, topics covered include exploration, settlement, trade, mining and agriculture. The Palmer Colony Project, an effort during the Great Depression to resettle poor farm families from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin to Alaska, is also explored. An interesting exhibit is the Saroma Gallery, which features traditional and non-traditional Japanese gifts that have been exchanged between Palmer and Saroma, Japan, which have been sister cities since 1980. The museum also collects and displays contemporary art created by local artists.
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