Today is a tragic day for all those affected by Kurt Cobain and the music of Nirvana as a museum which housed pieces from the late singer’s personal collection has burned down. The Aberdeen Museum of History in his hometown of Aberdeen, WA. was home to not only the singer’s personal artwork, but mementos from his days as a musician.
The blaze broke out Saturday (June 9th) from unknown causes. Aberdeen fire chief Tom Hubbard called it a, “massive destruction of historic items” and “a devastating loss for the city.” While these items cannot be replaced, there are other sites that still house Cobain’s memorabilia. All is not lost.
Below is a video of the blaze as well as some of the items that were lost in the fire.
#BREAKING Heather Luther sent us this video of fire at the Aberdeen Museum housed in the historic armory. Among the treasures inside is a Kurt Cobain exhibit. @SuzannePhan is heading there for #KOMONews pic.twitter.com/cbxvdxiIyA
— Keith Eldridge (@KeithKOMO4) June 9, 2018
Sad to hear about the fire at the Aberdeen Museum of History. Here are a couple pics of the Kurt Cobain Exhibit and one of the old Stewart Field (Aberdeen HS stadium) sign I took when I was down there last September. Horrible loss for the community. pic.twitter.com/rsRliBPbmA
— Ryland Spencer™ (@RylandSpencer) June 11, 2018