Kurt Cobain exhibit destroyed by a massive fire

There was a huge fire at the Aberdeen Museum of History in Aberdeen, Washington, this past weekend. Among the irreplaceable things lost was an exhibit dedicated to Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.

Aberdeen, of course, is the hometown of both Kurt and the band. The museum was part of the 96-year-old Aberdeen Armory Building.

The three-alarm fire began around 9 am on Saturday, June 9. By 10:00, flames were shooting up to 20 feet in the air. The roof soon collapsed. Smoke and water damage is extensive.

Fans came from all over the world to see the Nirvana exhibit. Some new artwork was installed just last year to commemorate what would have been Kurt’s 50th birthday.

Photo by Eric Timmons


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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