Museum Closed New Year’s Day

At this time of year, it feels like the museum closes every week. Oh, wait! I guess the Christmas and New Year’s holidays have that effect. (Who scheduled them so close together?) The Weyerhaeuser Museum will be closed tomorrow in observance of New Year’s Day. It will be open its…

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Holiday Hours – Closing Early Today

Due to the snow, The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum is closing early today (December 24). We’ll be closing at noon and the museum will remained closed until Tuesday, December 29. Here’s the lineup in a more visual format: December 24: Closed at 12:00 p.m. December 25: Closed December 26:…

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Collections Carousel – Metal Christmas Tree Candle Holders

These beautiful metal candle holders were once used to decorate a local Christmas Tree.  Invented in 1879, the spring-clip design was a marked safety improvement from the earlier counterweighted candle holders, which were prone to slip off the branches.  The flower-like metal disc on each holder was intended to catch…

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