The Anchorage Museum turns 35
July 03, 2003
The year was 1968. The Beatles were hot, Apollo 8 circled the moon, and Anchorage got its first museum. More than three decades later, the Museum is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a free public party Sunday, July 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. Joining the festivities are the rhythm and blues band, Soul Man Sam, and Marky d Clown and his balloon critters. There will be cake and an art activity for the kids. This family event commemorates 35 years of exhibitions, art activities, historical programs, musical activities and more since we first broke ground in September of 1967. The Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum opened on July 18, 1968. Since then, we’ve expanded twice, changed names, welcomed millions of visitors and presented hundreds of exhibitions and free programs. The public is invited to join us for cake and camaraderie.