March 20, 2014


Journalist Wants You to Pay for Her Kurt Cobain Museum

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Jaime Dunkle of Portland, Oregon wants to purchase Kurt Cobain's childhood home with your help! 

The Nirvana frontman's mother, Wendy O'Connor, listed the Aberdeen, Washington residence last fall for a cool $500,000, disregarding the $67,000 resale value. Earlier this month Dunkle created a campaign hoping to raise $700,000 to purchase the house and cover curatorial costs.

She 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."

Donating to Dunkle's cause comes with a few perks: $15 will get you one year of membership to the museum, $50 will get you five, $100 will get you that and a homemade shirt with Nirvana lyrics, $300 gets you a pair of tickets to a sold out Die Antwoord show in Portland (?) and $1,000 is a lifetime membership and one sleepover in the grunge star's old room. As of Thursday afternoon, the cause has raised $150.

The listing follows Aberdeen, WA's first Kurt Cobain Day, where his hometown honored the icon with this weird crying statue thing.

Dunkle posted a YouTube clip of Cobain's childhood bedroom, watch it below.