Colony House Museum offers a variety of books, DVD’s, collectibles, historic, fiction, nonfiction, and hot off the press publications. These and many others are in our gift shop.

Stop by to pick up a few! 

2013-12-02 003     Matanuska Valley Alaska

Compiled by Al Brooks for the Matanuska Valley Chamber of Commerce. © 1965, 58 pages

2013-12-02 011     We Shall Be Remembered

By Evangeline Atwood, © 1966. A retrospective narration of the story of the Matanuska Colonists. 191 pages

2013-12-02 007     The Colorful Matanuska Valley

By Don L. Irwin, © 1968. A 1995 reprint, duplicating the 1968 first edition. A recollection by the Matanuska Colony’s first manager. 148 pages

2013-12-02 010     Matanuska Valley Memoirs

By Hugh A. Johnson & Keith L. Stanton, © 1955. The University of Alaska Bulletin. A study of Palmer, 20 years after the establishment of the Matanuska Colony.

1980 edition by Mapmakers.

2013-12-02 001     Colony Kids

Children’s fiction based on Palmer history. Written by Heather Lehe

2013-12-02 002     Matanuska Colony 75th Anniversary

Commemorative publication by Lynette Lehn and Lorraine Kirker

2013-12-02 006     The Matanuska Colony Barns

The beautiful picture’s of local Colony Barns, rich with historic comment. Written by Helen Hegener


The Beautiful Matanuska Valley

A great compilation of fun information and beautiful pictures of the Matanuska Valley.  Written by Helen Hegener

     The Matanuska Colony Album

Photographs of the 1935 Matanuska Colony Project.  A nice companion book to the book below!  Written by Helen Hegener.

photo     The 1935 Matanuska Colony Project

The Remarkable History of a New Deal Experiment in Alaska.  Written by local author Helen Hegener

2013-12-02 005     Where the River Matanuska Flows DVD

by Paul Hill and Joan Juster, ©2005

2013-12-02 004     Alaska Far Away DVD

by Paul Hill and Joan Juster

IMG_2573  The Life and Times of Matanuska Valley Pioneers

This is a great read, chocked full of personal interviews of our Valley Pioneers, many are involved with Palmer Historical Society and the Colony House Museum!  Pick up a copy and maybe you can get an autograph or two!

IMG_2571  A Lot to be Thankful For

A fiction story based on the real-life of a Colony family – a great read!  Written by a Colony family granddaughter Mary Haakenson Perry

Sleem Map      Sleem Map back 

Sleem Map Reprint: Willow Creek Mining District 1910

Reprinted 2008 by Palmer Historical Society