#Weymu40 – The Mighty Mississippi

The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum is located next to a national landmark: The Mighty Mississippi River. That’s no accident. The river has been critical to the historical development of people from prehistoric times through today. When sites were being scouted to find a location for the museum, sites along…

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#Weymu40 – The Museum Had Prairies Before Prairies Were a Thing

On September 22, 1977, The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum received a set of guidelines from Prairie Restorations, Inc. for prairie landscaping at the museum. As it turns out, Prairie Restorations, which is headquartered in Princeton, MN, was founded that year and the museum was an early customer. Ron Bowen, one of…

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#Weymu40 – We Are Wall Preservationists

One of the most brilliant features of the museum is something that most people don’t even notice. All around the museum at the very tops of the walls (with the exception of the windowed walls around the courtyard), there is a subtle piece of wood that looks like finish molding.…

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#Weymu40 – The Fountain

After The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum opened in 1975, continual improvements were made to the museum grounds and the building. One of those improvements was the installation of a courtyard fountain. The fountain was installed in 1977 in memory of Jane Moyer, a Little Falls resident. Friends of Jane,…

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