Colony House Museum offers a variety of books, DVD’s, collectibles, historic, fiction, nonfiction, and hot off the press publications –
Stop by to pick up a few!
Compiled by Al Brooks for the Matanuska Valley Chamber of Commerce. © 1965, 58 pages
By Evangeline Atwood, © 1966. A retrospective narration of the story of the Matanuska Colonists. 191 pages
By Don L. Irwin, © 1968. A 1995 reprint, duplicating the 1968 first edition. A recollection by the Matanuska Colony’s first manager. 148 pages
By Hugh A. Johnson & Keith L. Stanton, © 1955. University of Alaska Bulletin. A study of Palmer, 20 years after the establishment of the Matanuska Colony.
1980 edition by Mapmakers.
Children’s fiction based on Palmer history. Written by Heather Lehe
Commemorative publication by Lynette Lehn and Lorraine Kirker
Beautiful picture’s of local Colony Barns, rich with historic comment. Written by Helen Hegener
A great compilation of fun information and beautiful pictures of the Matanuska Valley. Written by Helen Hegener
Photographs of the 1935 Matanuska Colony Project. A nice companion book to the book below! Written by Helen Hegener.
The Remarkable History of a New Deal Experiment in Alaska. Written by local author Helen Hegener
by Paul Hill and Joan Juster, ©2005
by Paul Hill and Joan Juster
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 fiction story based on the real life of a Colony family – a great read! Written by a Colony family granddaughter Mary Haakenson Perry
Reprinted 2008 by Palmer Historical Society