Birmingham Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, is packed with history. The township, which only covers an area of about six square miles, is home to the largest and longest land battle of the American Revolutionary War; The Battle of Brandywine. Over the last six years, Pannier has had the honor to partner with the township to create historical markers for two major battlefields that play an important role in America’s history.
Home to beautiful landscapes and stunning architecture, Oatlands Historic House & Gardens in Leesburg, Virginia was once a thriving plantation. Inherited by a descendant of one of Virginia’s first families in 1798, Oatlands is now one of the most prominent landmarks in the country and a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As part of an initiative to revamp the property’s interpretation, Pannier was selected to manufacture ten Fiberglass Embedded (FE) panels paired with cantilevered exhibit bases.
When the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation set out to transform the 1897 Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad passenger station, they hoped to include an educational display of Beaver County. The idea, which was conceived in 2012, has been realized in the form of 22 Fiberglass Embedded (FE) panels and upright exhibit bases manufactured by Pannier.
During a family vacation to Washington DC last summer, Clarion Area High School sophomore, Nick Cherico became intrigued by all of the historical and interpretive signage. He enjoyed reading every panel and learning about our nation’s history. He decided that this could be his Eagle Scout project – interpretive and historical signage in his home town.
Located on 44 acres in Cortland, NY sits the 162-year-old Cortland Rural Cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1853 and is home to over 19,000 graves. There are also multiple historic building on the grounds.
In the summer of 2015, the cemetery opened a “cemetrail” that features 20 interpretive signs throughout the grounds as well as tree markers. The self-guided tour provides educational insights on some of the cemetery’s noteworthy burials, history and operations. The signs were developed in cooperation with the students and faculty from SUNY Cortland.
The Historical Society of Crawford County was formed September 23, 1940 by Mrs. O.P. Dellinger. Dellinger was the State Historian for the Daughters of the American Revolution and was urged by the Kansas State Historical Society to organize a County Historical Society.
In 1891, Kansas became the 34th state to enter the union. Each year Kansas Day is held to celebrate this event at the capitol building in Topeka, Kansas. At this year’s celebration the Kansas State Historical Society opened the Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center in conjunction with the dedication of the 10 year, 350 million dollar restorations of the Capitol Building.
This past October, Stafford County Virginia unveiled a new mural showcasing 350 years of history outside its government center. Designed by Stafford County resident Dale Glasgow, the mural included famous figures such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Pocahontas, George Mason and more.
Nestled along the Mississippi River is the city of Helena, Arkansas. On July 4, 1863 Helena was the site of a Civil War battle. Through grants Southern Bancorp Community Partners created a 27-site interpretive tour that displays the history of the Civil War in Helena and Phillips County from 1862-1866.