Dedicated on June 20, 2018, in the Boston Museum of Science’s Plaza honoring the founders of the museums, Brad and Barbara Washburn.
Barbara Washburn became mountaineer after marrying Brad and was involved in many expeditions and nature exploration missions, as well as in the Science Museum work.
She is known to be the first woman who climbed Denali, known as Mt. McKinley in Alaska, on June 6th, 1947.
Among the couple’s achievements are: 3 children, mapping the Grand Canyon and large areas in Alaska, as well as the establishment of the Boston Science Museum.
The statue was crafted by sculptor Robert Shure who used old photographs and accounts from Barbara’s book, “The Accidental Adventurer”, a memoir about the couple’s expeditions.