By Neil Torquiano
Channel 2 News
8:36 AM AKST, January 30, 2012
The Anchorage Museum will honor the late Alfred Hanisch for his generous planned gift by having a free general admission day along with a community reception on Jan. 31.
According to the Anchorage museum, Hanisch had a lifelong passion for history and for museums that bring history to life.
Hanisch served in the 651st Field Artillery Battalion in Germany during World War II and was among the first to drive the Alaska Highway when he moved to the state in 1946.
He later worked for the Alaska Railroad and Standard Oil of California and retired from Chevron USA in 1986.
A community reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Hanisch also left significant gifts to the Anchorage Public Library, KAKM, KSKA, and Alaska Community Foundation, upon his passing last December.
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