Exhibits and Interpretive Sites: Design, Layout, Construction, and Managment
Whether you are a small county museum or a larger cultural center, we can provide your organization with professional exhibit assistance. We have experience in expanding layouts, repairing exhibits, and creating new interpretive sites. If you just need consultation on an effective small Woodland Indian exhibit or a project director to carry out all tasks relating to a large Native exhibit under grant guidelines, we can help. Click here to view some updated (May, 2010) pictures of Mark and Jessica building a wigwam frame at an outdoor museum.
We specialize in working, life-size home and village exhibits, indoors or out. Even more than just general assembly, we also make many furnishings and utensils including cattail mats, gourd and bark containers, and wooden mortars, pestles, troughs, and bark sheets for house coverings (along with many smaller crafts).
Our backgrounds also include a Commercial Art Certification (Jessica) and experience working in forestry and logging (Mark), which is important when your exhibit needs mannequin dress and placement or fresh building materials. In most cases, we are fully equipped with needed tools for any exhibit work, including professional grade chainsaw and woodworking equipment. Our experience includes not only non-conventional building on the job, but also experience in building our own 16-sided cordwood (or de-barked firewood) masonry home in Southern Indiana (pictured below).