Friends of the Seward Community Library Museum welcomed the new Communal Tree sculpture to the Library Museum garden Friday July 11th. It was created specifically by artists Sandy Stolle and Sheila Morrow to complement the theme of the library museum, its building and story telling mural. Its wood is carved Yellow Cedar, and it has fused art glass embedded in the wood, and flower rosettes hanging off the branches to match and reflect the colors of the garden, sky, and building tiles. The garden’s architecture was designed by CJ Rae. The others all helped out with its realization, and ongoing care in some way. The communal tree concept was inspired by the world wide age-old practice of story telling, and passing down of one’s history and traditions in public spaces, often outdoors beneath the shade of a large, community tree.