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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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Wells Fargo History Museum, W. Northern Lights at C Street.

OUTSTANDING museum. I have had a Wells Fargo Bank Account for over 20-years and I had never seen... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
kanbaatar
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Alaska in a Glimpse

Tiny museum featuring the private collection of the formidable Rasmuson family (Patriarch–banking... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Lastlemming
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Beaufort, SC
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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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"rasmuson center"
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Reviewed 16 November 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

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Reviewed 14 November 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

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Reviewed 6 November 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

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Reviewed 13 September 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 29 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
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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

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Reviewed 30 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
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

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

Thank pinegrove
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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
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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

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