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December 1, 2023

Washington trees and teams bring new children's library to life in Wisconsin

Photo courtesy of Kleine Leonard Photography [enlarge]
Structural trees, including Washington Douglas firs, are exposed in the museum’s interior.

The new Children's Museum of Eau Claire opened in Wisconsin in January. The two-story, 26,000-square-foot building has many elements you might expect of a children's museum, including bold colors and whimsical architecture, but stands out in its innovative use of structural round timber (SRT).

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