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Heritage Library and Museum

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Address: C St. and Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-265-2834
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Home to numerous Alaskan paintings and cultural artifacts as well as a...

Home to numerous Alaskan paintings and cultural artifacts as well as a small library with Alaskan literature.

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Located in the Wells Fargo Bank building this free museum is filled with unique exhibits of Alaska history. In addition to the wonderful examples of Alaska heritage there is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
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Pahrump, Nevada
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Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Located in the Wells Fargo Bank building this free museum is filled with unique exhibits of Alaska history. In addition to the wonderful examples of Alaska heritage there is a selection of rifles from the past, a wall of historical data on the Alaska State Bank and a library of books donated by Mr. RASMUSSEN. Don't miss the 46 ounce... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent collection, wonderful displays, and super-knowledgeable and friendly curator; this is truly a treasure in Anchorage. It is free, full of fascinating information and artifacts, and is so worth making the time to visit. It does have specific hours, so check that out before you go. Enjoy!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This Museum although small packs a big Historical Alaskan punch. Located inside the Wells Fargo office building on C street it alows you to do your banking at the same time. Aside from the Museum, the bank branch across the hall holds some mighty fine Sydney Lawrence giant paintings all around the room. Inside the Museum itself is the private... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

If you want a treat, pop into this museum in the Wells Fargo Bank Building at C St. and Northern Lights Blvd. It is extraordinary in that it not only attractively displays well preserved Alaskan Native memorabilia, it also provides a lovingly maintained library and reading room where you can peruse hundreds of historical tomes and biographies on Alaska. It... More 

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North Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is a wonderful, if compact, museum of Alaskan cultural history and heritage, hidden in the lobby of the local Wells Fargo Bank. Smallish, it is packed with wonderfully displayed prehistoric artifacts, more recent native tools and dress from the last couple of centuries, scrimshaw, a few historic paintings, a full-sized kayak, Alaskan coins and tokens, a huge gold nugget... More 

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

We were very glad we stumbled on this place on a rainy day. It is truly wonderful. It is well-arranged and curated, an excellent collection of books, artifacts and pieces of art displayed in a way that allows for a comfortable browsing around. The staff was very helpful and friendly, opening up before the official hours when he saw up... More 

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New York, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2010

I had never been to AK before so this was a must-stop for me! I wanted to learn a little more about this crazy cold place so we went to the heritage museum. It was a neat experience but it was really geared towards kids. They had a bunch of exhibits that showed the history of the state and a... More 

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