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This article provides an overview of the Matanuska Colony, links to further reading, and also includes a list of all of the colony families.

Palmer Historical Society, with links to other Alaska historical societies, as well as links for visitor information for the city of Palmer and the Matanuska Valley

The Colony House Museum is an original Matanuska Colony home run as a museum by the Palmer Historical Society. Most docents are members of colony families, and share personal insights into the Colony.

Matanuska Colony Historic District in Palmer, Alaska

Palmer Museum and Visitor Center:

An excellent bookstore in Palmer carry books about Alaska and the history of the Matanuska Valley:
Fireside Books:

The Alaska State Fair takes place each year in Palmer in late August. Alaska Far Away will be shown daily in the historic Wineck Barn at the Fair. Plan your visit at:

Travel information:

Planning to visit Alaska? Be sure to include the beautiful Matanuska Valley in your travel plans.
For visitor information go to:
Request a visitor guide here: