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Heritage Library and Museum

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Address: C St. and Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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 stars Reviewed June 16, 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 stars Reviewed April 16, 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 stars Reviewed March 25, 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 stars Reviewed August 20, 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 stars Reviewed March 5, 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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