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Wells Fargo History Museum

301 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503-2652
+1 907-265-2834
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Very nice collection by the Rasmussen Family of Alaska Native items. And paintings. The one I... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
geraldmf
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Anchorage, Alaska
Free Museum!!??

It was a fun,but short visit. Lots of things in a small space. The attendant was very informative... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
louisepG4288VZ
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Dayton, Maine
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A collection of cultural anthropology objects, paintings, maps, rare books, Alaska gold rush era objects, early Alaska banking materials and contemporary art brought together by National Bank of Alaska. The collection of over 6000 pieces and 3500 books is remarkable in its continuing connection to Alaska's Native and Gold rush era families. Many of the walrus ivory carvings, baleen baskets and grass baskets represent generations of Alaska families. The library is an excellent resource on Alaska's long and rich multi-cultural, geographic and banking history for researchers, students, families and business. Admission is always free.
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301 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503-2652
Midtown
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice collection by the Rasmussen Family of Alaska Native items. And paintings. The one I like is the young girl in front of a cave with a fire in front of her. Just like it is from the "Clan of the Cave Bear" series.

Thank geraldmf
Reviewed 30 August 2017

It was a fun,but short visit. Lots of things in a small space. The attendant was very informative and nice. My husband and I enjoyed seeing all the artifacts.

Thank louisepG4288VZ
Reviewed 25 August 2017

On our first visit to Anchorage, we toured the regular museums including those on "Native culture". In Bell's tour booklet for this second visit, we saw that the Wells Fargo had a museum of "Native" articles; so we stopped and checked it out. It exceeded...More

1  Thank TeslaEngineersMom22
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Our first day in anchorage was rainy and we didn't feel like hiking flattop mountain so we found this museum and loved it!!! The gentleman who showed us around had vast knowledge and was so interesting! We all enjoyed it (with 3 children, ages 11-18)....More

Thank Brenda E
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is an outstanding free exhibit staffed by a knowledgeable person. Historical journals are available review.

Thank pinegrove
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This small museum is free but has limited hours. We looked for the model of the Coast Guard cutter "Bear" which is all ivory and created by artist Robert Townsend who lives in Anchorage. This took 3 years to complete, but is a wonderful work.

Thank planepowell
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is a very small museum but worth the time. We went here to look at Indian artifacts and learn more about the history of the First People who lived in Alaska before the white man came. The guide was very helpful, even suggesting a...More

2  Thank comfortnurse
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Since this museum is open only 12-5 on weekdays, most folks who live here don't even know about it. But make the effort; it's a little gem. It can take you a while if you get entranced, but it's also easy to walk through and...More

2  Thank mw13
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Few people know of this museum, and its right in the heart of midtown Anchorage. The crew here is super knowledgeable and helpful. Great collection of Alaska memorabilia. I especially liked the gun and rifle collection in the library section.

1  Thank Akfotoman
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were going to visit the Rasmusen museum but it didn't open until later so we decided to come here first. This museum is located inside the Wells Fargo bank bldg. We arrived 30 minutes before it was supposed to open but the guard asked...More

1  Thank Lynn S
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