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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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Good for a quick review of Alaska history

This is a very small museum but worth the time. We went here to look at Indian artifacts and learn... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
comfortnurse
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Ohio
Tiny, powerful museum

Since this museum is open only 12-5 on weekdays, most folks who live here don't even know about it... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
mw13
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Anchorage, Alaska
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 - 16:00
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301 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503-2652
Midtown
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+1 907-265-2834
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank comfortnurse
Reviewed 20 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

1  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.

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
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is an amazing, but small museum of Native Alaskan history. This is a nice collection, free, and a must see for anyone in Anchorage. The curator Tom Bennett was a wonderful guide. He spent extra time with us when he knew one of us...More

Thank LuvHaribo
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Really interesting for visitors interested in learning more about native arts and crafts used for everyday life. It's free! Great for all ages young and old.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Wells Fargo does it again! My family loves to visit all of the Wells Fargo Museums across the country, and this one definitely holds its own. Great little museum to burn time and get quick insight to life in AK.

Thank Kasey K
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a nice small exhibit. It is free so take 15 minutes to see some really interesting well perserved pieces of Alaska. I believe this exhibit was part of the Rasmussen collection that Wells Fargo aquired when Nation Bank of Alaska was assumed. Which...More

Thank DAN S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This little museum is not well know, but is a must stop for those interested in Alaska history and culture. Never crowded and staffed by a friendly knowledgable curator, you won't be disappointed by a visit --but check first to be sure it is open...More

Thank johnnyalaska
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this Museum. It is very well displayed. The Curator, Tom was very helpful and a pleasure to talk to. I particularly liked the ivory carvings and reading about their origins/purpose. The two-thirds scale Stagecoach just outside the entrance is...More

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