• Valdez Museum: A Look Back at the Good Friday Earthquake
  • Valdez Museum: A Look Back at the Good Friday Earthquake
  • Valdez Museum: A Look Back at the Good Friday Earthquake
  • Valdez Museum: A Look Back at the Good Friday Earthquake
project

Valdez Museum: A Look Back at the Good Friday Earthquake

location

Valdez, Alaska

client

Valdez Museum and Historical Archive

services provided

Planning
Research & Writing
Art Direction
Graphic Design
Concept Design
Developmental Design
Fabrication Liaison

summary

The 1964 earthquake near Anchorage caused devastation as far away as Valdez AK. The result for Valdez was to pick up the remaining structures and move entire city to a new location. The exhibit takes a point of time, right after the tidal wave, and puts the visitor where a family would meet in good times or crisis, the kitchen. The community banded together with assistance from state and federal agencies to rise to become a thriving tourist destination for fishing, skiing, and wildlife viewing.