Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Nirvana Fan Aims to Turn Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home Into Memorial Museum

An incredibly ambitious project has been undertaken by a Nirvana fan from Portland, Oregon. Journalist Jaime Dunkle recently discovered that late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain‘s childhood home was on the market, and with this discovery, Dunkle began an effort to purchase the house and turn it into a museum.

Cobain’s mother listed the small Aberdeen, Wash. house last year, reportedly asking for $500,000 although the home has been valued at around $67,000 when not factoring in its historic value. Obviously, the legacy of Kurt Cobain has inflated the home’s value, but Jaime Dunkle isn’t dissuaded, launching a GoFundMe.com campaign to raise $700,000. The desired funds will go towards the purchase of the 1.5-story dwelling along with curation costs for the museum.

Dunkle writes:

We want to turn Kurt Cobain’s childhood home into a museum.

We’re making sure this house is memorialized by us fans so it doesn’t end up in the clutches of capitalist greed. This museum will reflect the anti-commercialism spirit of Nirvana.

We only had a few minutes in the house to take video and photos. It’s not edited, it’s not fancy, but it’s real. And that’s how we want the house to remain. Ideally, it will contain actual donated items from his life. That part is still in negotiation. Right now we need to get the house to make sure it’s preserved.

In a video filmed by Dunkle, she explores Cobain’s old bedroom (seen above). The walls scribbled on by the grunge legend remain seemingly untouched, Cobain having drawn the logos of Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin on his walls, along with various other messages.

As of this posting, the museum campaign has only raised $150 of its $700,000 goal, so if you’re interested in contributing to Dunkle’s vision, head over to GoFundMe.com.

10 Best Nirvana Songs

More From Rock 108

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://keyj.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Rock 108 - The Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Rock 108 - The Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!