Client: Town of Emmitsburg
Location: Emmitsburg, MD
Provided Services: Interpretive Plan, Research, Photo Collection, Copywriting, Design
The history of Emmitsburg is chronicled in a series of 12 wayside exhibits, each of which offers an altogether unique theme. The storylines include, “The Great Fire of 1863,” which leveled a significant part of the town, including 40 homes and businesses; “America Goes To War,” which interprets the town’s doughboy statue and offers the harsh realities of the local men who shipped overseas to fight in WWI; “Emmit House,” a former hotel that once housed famous Civil War photographer, Alexander Gardner, who lodged there en route to document the 1863 carnage at Gettysburg. Our team uncovered forgotten backstories and personal anecdotes that brought these and other exhibits to life.