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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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A wonderful little museum. Well worth visiting!

This is a small history museum but has one of the best collections in Alaska. A hidden gem! It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
hotgrandmacwt
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Loved the history

The gentleman that was working was so helpful in explaining a lot of the stuff there. Really... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
hoghaven04
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Minerva, Ohio
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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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  • Average5%
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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 4 weeks ago

This is a small history museum but has one of the best collections in Alaska. A hidden gem! It is very well done and the curator is happy to provide answers to questions. Very good for history buffs and great for families. Free admission. Do...More

Thank hotgrandmacwt
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

The gentleman that was working was so helpful in explaining a lot of the stuff there. Really enjoyed seeing the exhibits and the hands on items. For a free museum this was a really nice place. Enjoy as a couple or for families.

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Who knew that a museum in a bank could be so cool! My experience here was the beat museum experience I’ve ever had! The artifacts here made me love Alaska so much more. However this was not even the best part. The curator was by...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

What a wonderful, hidden treasure. In the main Wells Fargo building (great parking) on West Northern Lights and C Street. Admission is free. A way to easily get an overview of the different indigenous peoples, their areas, their way of life and their art. Many...More

2  Thank SoraBarb
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Vast array of beautiful artifacts and historical information on Alaska history. Easily accessible. A great rainy, stormy day activity while in Anchorage.

Thank T W
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

OUTSTANDING museum. I have had a Wells Fargo Bank Account for over 20-years and I had never seen / noticed / nor entered this wonderful (if modest in size) musuem. Amazing when it is directly across the hallway from the bank. In fact the museum...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Tiny museum featuring the private collection of the formidable Rasmuson family (Patriarch–banking, politics; Matriarch–military service, advisor to Presidents). This single room museum displays this Alaskan First Family's collection of Native American artifacts (as well as some non-Native oil paintings.) Summary: extraordinary Native weaving (very cool...More

1  Thank Lastlemming
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

A couple from France that was staying at the bed and breakfast with us told us about this. Wonderful staff. Middle school students were visiting and let me listen in on what they were doing. Free and has good parking. Well worth a quick stop...More

Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

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
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Reviewed August 29, 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
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