Museums, new and renewed

Many Happy Returns!Last July (the 28th, to be exact), the Wells Fargo History Museum in Minneapolis celebrated its tenth anniversary. As part of Wells Fargo’s merger of equals with Norwest, we installed a museum space inside the beautiful César Pelli building in the heart of the Twin Cities.

I spent several weeks that summer helping that project open. (“Seems like only yesterday, too,” said the wizened old man.) The Museum is well-staffed by our best and brightest and it’s still lovely after all these years.

I see we have other anniversaries this fall, where our nine museums are concerned. Phoenix opened in October 2002. Venerable San Francisco opened in October 1986. (“Before I was born,” said the lying old man.) And this year’s big star, the San Diego History Museum, celebrates 20 years on October 15th. (Congratulations, you guys!)

But it goes on. The Alaska Heritage Museum joined Wells Fargo in July 2000 — ten years! Los Angeles will have a 30th anniversary next year. Also next year, Wells Fargo’s tenth History Museum will open in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Party like it's 1990!Seems like every time I look up a museum, an important date is looming. But since the Museums are open most days — open every day in Old Sacramento and Old Town San Diego, except for three holidays — it’s an important day every day.

Go visit the Museum nearest you and see how important it is. And how important you become, as our guest!

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One Response to Museums, new and renewed

  1. Anonymous says:

    It is great that you will open your first East Coast museum in Charlotte. I hope it will honor the history and legacy of Wachovia, First Union, and pre-2001 Wachovia. For over a hundred years, these companies and their predecessors helped make Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and hundreds of other communities across the Southeast what they are today through lending and philanthropy.

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