Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum

Museum in Valdez

For a small town Valdez has several wonderful museums, including this one, the private collection of an American couple who settled in Alaska in 1947 and became enthusiastic horders of Alaska Native art, artifacts and taxidermy. It's all incredibly well put together with written commentaries that debate and question rather than preach. Enjoy the ivory and baleen artwork, moose-antler furniture, natural-history displays and very creative stuffed animals.