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Edward Malouf, Principal of Content•Design Collaborative listening to the Francis Johnson audio interactive at the Black Founder: The Forten Family of Philadelphia at the Museum of the American Revolution.

Black Founders exhibit opens

By admin | June 2, 2023

I heard an exhibit opened in Philadelphia last week! The Museum of the American Revolution held its largest exhibit opening ever with Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia last Thursday. CDC collaborated with the MoAR team, headed by Aimee Newell, with Matthew Skic, curator, Kathryn Babbs Miller, project manager, and Rebecca Phipps, art director….

Swamps get interpretive plans too

By admin | April 27, 2022

An interpretive plan for gators, birds, hunters, and pythons While obscured by the larger adjacent Everglades National Park in most people’s consciousness, Big Cypress has a claim to authenticity that its more popular neighbor park does not. Since its establishment in 1974 as the first National Preserve, traditional ways of hunting, fishing, and ethnobotany by the Miccosukee…

A visitor finds her place on the Arborway

Placemaking graphics at the new Casey Arborway connection

By admin | August 22, 2019

Reconnecting the Emerald Necklace Busy commuters making their connections at Forest Hills Station may not realize a vital connection has been created as well right outside the station. Our new placemaking graphic panels show how the most significant single entity of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park, has reclaimed its place as the pendant. The Necklace,…

Interpreting Roxbury, the Untold History

By admin | July 3, 2019

Winner of a 2020 Boston Preservation Alliance Achievement Award Roxbury, Massachusetts is 389 years old, and as a town, city, and now a neighborhood of Boston, has experienced all the significant upheavals and events of those last four (almost) centuries. Colonialism, war, slavery, immigration, the industrial revolution, civil rights, etc. all occurred after the Massachusett,…

What does it take to make history?

By admin | March 9, 2019

A Revolutionary Woman – Deborah Sampson During Women’s History Month we think back to an inspired performance at History Camp Boston 2017 featuring Deborah Sampson, a Contiental Army soldier from 1782 to 1783. This powerful performance created an emotional connection to the past and helped us to understand what it takes to make history. This…

It takes a village of institutions to make an exhibit

By admin | February 11, 2019

Telling the history of Roxbury, Massachusetts in SO many pictures Let us imagine a time warp where the 17th-century preacher and evangelist John Eliot is saying “good day” to 20th-century activist Malcolm Little, aka Malcolm X, while on his way to the First Church in Roxbury meetinghouse in the center of town. They each formed…

20 Years Along the Blackstone River

By admin | May 10, 2018

The falls that made Woonsocket famous Creating a the Anniversary Exhibit With the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Museum of Work and Culture, part of the Rhode Island Historical Society, director Anne Conway knew what was needed to complement the existing exhibits. Well-represented in the Museum is the story of French-Canadian immigration, life on the…

Staying ahead of the current

By admin | January 31, 2018

Planning interpretation along the Current River in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways Home to the most significant number of first magnitude springs in the world and the Current River, the Riverways has been a National Park for 53 years. Before that, there were several Missouri State Parks, Big Spring and Round Spring for instance, that…

Illuminating the Luminaries

By admin | November 17, 2017

A space to recognize world-class innovation at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Innovation was a key ingredient in our exhibit which harnessed the power of interactives to extend the WPI Hall of Luminaries brand identity to exhibit graphics, awards, and multi-media. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) alumni have made outsized contributions to the world of scientific innovation. If you…

Bonding With Clients Over Historical Finishes

By admin | July 19, 2017

Wallpaper therapy isn’t easy It was a typical onsite job meeting, representatives from the builders, owners, and designers crowded around folding tables discussing agenda items at the Dillaway Thomas House while construction went on around them. Next on the agenda was a milestone in the design-build process, to review finishes and historical wallpaper submittals by the…