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Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home May Become Museum Through Crowdfunding

 
Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home May Become Museum Through Crowdfunding
Posted Wednesday, March 19th 2014 @ 10am

Nirvana fan Jaime Dunkle is trying to raise $700,000 to transform Kurt Cobain's childhood home into a museum.  Dunkle is raising the money through the crowdfunding website GoFundMe

Dunkle explains her plan on the project's page:

"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."

Like most crowdfunding projects, there are various rewards for donating.  They range from $15, which will get you one year of free museum membership, to $1,000, which gets you lifetime museum membership, a t-shirt, and a sleepover after construction.

According to Spin, Cobain's mother and sister put the house on the market back in September of 2013.  Apparently, the asking price of the house is $500,000.  But, the house was only valued at $67,000.

Dunkle toured the house and recorded video in Kurt Cobain's bedroom.  Check out the graffiti he left on the walls

 

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