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Wells Fargo Names Bennett, McCarty Alaska Heritage Museum Curators

[Anchorage, October 23, 2009]– Tom Bennett has been named curator for the Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo and Jennifer McCarty has been named assistant curator. Bennett has more than 20 years of experience as a museum curator, advisor and exhibit designer.  He joined Wells Fargo as Alaska Heritage Museum assistant curator in March 2008.  He volunteers for the community as an arts and humanities guest lecturer and board member for the Alaska Museum of Natural History. McCarty joins Wells Fargo with nine years of experience in the arts and humanities.  She has worked for the Kodiak Maritime Museum, Smithsonian Institution Arctic Studies Center, Alaska Native Heritage Center and as an independent contractor for Bristol Bay Native Association and the National Park Service.  She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Oberlin College in Ohio.  McCarty is a member of the Kingikmiut (Inupiaq) Dancers and Singers and Anchorage Opera Chorus. The Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo houses one of the state’s largest privately owned public displays of Alaska Native cultural artifacts and Alaskan fine art.  Museum hours are from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and admission is free.  Schools tours can be arranged free of charge, and the museum includes a 2,600-volume reference library of books on Alaskan subjects. About Wells Fargo Wells Fargo is Alaska's top financial services employer with more than 1,100 team members serving customers through a network of 70 banking, mortgage, consumer lending, insurance and investment offices, 120 ATMs and online.  Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 11,000 stores, over 12,000 ATMs and the internet (www.wellsfargo.com) across North America and internationally. # # #

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