The plaque that sits beneath the mural at Bergen Place Park is missing.
Picture of the plaque during a work party last year. Courtesy Tim Hunter.
During a work party on Saturday, one of the volunteers noticed the plaque, which describes the dedication of the mural by the King and Queen of Norway in 1995, wasn’t there. The bolts which held the plaque down are still intact.
Victoria Sangrey Hunter, the volunteer coordinator for Friends of Bergen Place, hopes the community and scrap metal places will keep their eye out for the plaque. If found, it can be returned to the Nordic Heritage Museum to her attention or email email@example.com. “It means a great deal to Friends of Bergen Place and citizens of Ballard and outlying areas,” Sangrey Hunter says, “I am truly saddened by this and hope for a happy ending.”
Update: The plaque was found on the ground by local businessman Art Olsen. More information can be found here.