Oscar Anderson House Museum Opens June 15th
Days of Operation: Wednesday through Sunday
Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Downtown Anchorage at 420 M Street in Elderberry Park on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.
Fun Fact: The Oscar Anderson House was the first wood-framed house in Anchorage and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places !
The Oscar Anderson house was built in 1915 by early Anchorage resident Oscar Anderson. Anderson claimed to be the 18th person to set foot on what is now Anchorage, Alaska. The structure was the first wood-frame house in Anchorage and continues to house furniture and other family heirlooms from the Anderson family. A complete restoration of house to its 1915 appearance was accomplished between 1978 and 1982 by volunteers.
The Oscar Anderson House Museum is owned and maintained by the Municipality of Anchorage. The Anchorage Historic Preservation Commission assists in preserving and promoting the Oscar Anderson House through fund raising and public outreach. Please visit the Commission’s webpage at: http://www.muni.org/departments/ocpd/planning/pages/historicpreservationcommission.aspx
Join the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation as they share secrets of the past and fun facts about Anchorage, Alaska and the Oscar Anderson family. There is a $10.00 entrance fee for adults and $5.00 for children. Donations are also happily accepted.
Reservations and requests for group-guided tours can also be made by calling 907.929.9870 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: June 18, 2012