It’s the sort of thing that can easily be missed. Tucked into the dark recesses of the entry vestibule of The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum is a plaque that dedicates the building to its namesake.
When architect Foster Dunwiddie designed the building, he wanted the entry to surprise visitors. The orange entry doors are solid, so visitors can’t see into the building until they walk through the doors. Staff have often heard visitors gasp when they enter because they don’t expect the magnificent view into the courtyard that greets them. It’s this view that keeps them from seeing the plaque.
The dedication plaque was designed by local artist Tad Jensen. It was appropriately unveiled during the museum’s dedication event on August 24, 1975, by Charles’ children, Sarah Maud and Carl.
Now that you know where it is, be sure to look for it the next time you visit the museum.
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum.