#Weymu40 – The Weyerhaeuser Museum’s Gazebo

On the south side of The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, visible as you walk through the front doors and into the courtyard, is a picturesque gazebo overlooking the Mississippi River. The gazebo was a later addition to the museum grounds, being built and installed between 1983 and 1984. It…

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#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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