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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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Fascinating Native American exhibit. Check hours.

This is an outstanding free exhibit staffed by a knowledgeable person. Historical journals are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hood River, Oregon
An undiscovered jewel..

This small museum is free but has limited hours. We looked for the model of the Coast Guard cutter... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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301 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503-2652
+1 907-265-2834
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank pinegrove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 6 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

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 10 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 22 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 11 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 1 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
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