After a very busy semester, Wayne and his UW associates arranged for the canoe to be loaned temporarily to the Madison Children’s Museum. The canoe is beautifully displayed there with a video that presents the process of building with kid-friendly captions. If you’re in Madison anytime soon, stop by to check out the canoe surrounded by hundreds of active and curious children and adults!
In the meantime, we’ve been busy arranging for the permanent purchase and display of the canoe on the UW-Madison campus. Thanks to the legwork of the Center for the Study of Upper Midwest Cultures, the generosity of donors like the UW Alumni Association and the Philippe and Julie Coquard family, as well as the vision and goodwill of the UW Division of University Housing and the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, we are well on our way to making the canoe a permanent part of the University of Wisconsin community life! Stay tuned for details on coming display and dedication ceremonies.
Here’s the video that accompanies the canoe at the Children’s Museum