In the late 1960s, there were serious considerations to transform the former whaling captain’s house into a museum that contained various collections and a photo archive, although it took ten years before actual work began. Prior to this, there had been wishes to make the oldest building in Aasiaat a museum. However, the restoration could not take place before 1982 and the future of the whaling captain’s house was widely discussed.
Ado Lynge, the president of the local council, did not consider the oldest building to be large enough to function as a museum. Hendrik Johansen thought the establishment of a museum could not wait until 1982 and suggested that they purchase Frederik Lynge’s old home and restore that for the museum instead.
B-26: The whaling captain’s home – the oldest building in Aasiaat