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!
Matanuska Valley Alaska Compiled by Al Brooks for the Matanuska Valley Chamber of Commerce. © 1965, 58 pages
We Shall Be Remembered By Evangeline Atwood, © 1966. A retrospective narration of the story of the Matanuska Colonists. 191 pages
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
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.
Colony Kids Children’s fiction based on Palmer history. Written by Heather Lehe
Matanuska Colony 75th Anniversary Commemorative publication by Lynette Lehn and Lorraine Kirker
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
Matanuska Colony Album Photographs of the 1935 Matanuska Colony Project. A nice companion book to the book below! Written by Helen Hegener.
The 1935 Matanuska Colony Project The Remarkable History of a New Deal Experiment in Alaska. Written by local author Helen Hegener
Where the River Matanuska Flows DVD by Paul Hill and Joan Juster, ©2005
Alaska Far Away DVD by Paul Hill and Joan Juster
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!
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 Reprint: Willow Creek Mining District 1910 Reprinted 2008 by Palmer Historical Society