Client: National Park Service
Location: Paterson, NJ
Provided Services: Research, Interpretive Plan, Exhibit Sketches
Conceived by Alexander Hamilton and established in 1792, Paterson, NJ was America’s first planned industrial city, centered around and powered by the Great Falls of the Passaic River. In time, the city would become nationally renowned for its cotton and silk mills, paper mills, Colt gun factory, as well as steam locomotive and airplane engine manufacturing. Our team was commissioned to create the interpretive plan that would include descriptions and imagery used in 17 wayside exhibits and a three-sided kiosk. Interpreted non-manufacturing themes included the Passaic River, geological information, American Indians, wildlife and more.