Category Archives: Museums

Wells Fargo in Iowa

In April 1868, farmers in southern Iowa witnessed a novel sight: a train steaming west carrying thirty new stagecoaches on flatbed rail cars. The coaches were en route from the Abbot-Downing Company of Concord, New Hampshire, to Omaha for use … Continue reading

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Happy birthday N.C. Wyeth

Housed in the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown Phoenix are eleven original N.C. Wyeth illustrations. Guests are pleasantly amazed when they step into the museum’s art gallery and it’s no wonder since it is said to be the largest … Continue reading

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“Gold Rush Days” returns

Nelson Baltazar is a Museum Assistant in San Francisco. This is his third post on Guided by History. (CR) Gold Rush Days returned to Old Sacramento this past Labor Day weekend. Normally an annual event, Gold Rush Days were cancelled … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo and Music

Wells Fargo has a history of supporting music in our communities. Wells Fargo delivered many musical instruments along its express lines. Wells Fargo’s express office in Santa Cruz sold tickets for concert seats to the local opera house. Wells Fargo even … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo sponsors National Book Festival

Wells Fargo is pleased to return for a fifth year as a Charter Sponsor of the National Book Festival. The fifteenth annual National Book Festival will be held at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. … Continue reading

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Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Has your child ever asked you what you do? On Thursday, April 23rd is a day to share what you do with your children through Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Started by the Ms. Foundation in 1993, it … Continue reading

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Ohlone cultural revival

Nelson Baltazar is a Museum Assistant in San Francisco since 2008. Before joining the museum, he was employed as a teller and personal banker. He received his undergraduate degree in the Humanities from San Francisco State University. (CR) I recently … Continue reading

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First Fridays in Philadelphia

Tomorrow is Friday, but not just any Friday, its First Friday!! This year, the Philadelphia Wells Fargo History Museum has joined the long standing tradition of opening late and doing something special. We want these events to serve as an … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo and Lunar New Year

I’m a Chinese-American and a Wells Fargo Team Member. At a Lunar New Year Celebration event this past February, I got to celebrate both at one event! At the San Francisco History Museum, we created two exhibits that retold stories … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo and PPIE

After a brief closing, the Wells Fargo History Museum at our San Francisco headquarters reopens to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The special exhibit tells the story of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) and Wells … Continue reading

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