A new terrace at the entrance to the Rakow Research Library honors the lives of Museum staff members who have passed away. The terrace is dedicated to the memories of former executive director David Whitehouse, Museum operator and Library receptionist Teresa Ford, facilities manager Dan Woodard, and tourism sales manager Sheila Guidice.
The terrace was designed pro bono by Frank Grauman of the architect firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson that designed the Rakow Library building, as a tribute to David Whitehouse’s memory. It includes a set of benches designed in the spirit of the Rakow façade with glass donated by Goldray, the company that fabricated the façade’s glass.
In between the benches is a glass engraving with a quote from the ancient Greek statesman, orator and general Pericles: “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others.” Nearby is a newly planted National Elm.
Many thanks to those who contributed to this contemplative spot, including Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Elizabeth Whitehouse, the Corning Garden Club, and Donna Robbins, owner of Donna’s Restaurant in the Gaffer District.