Interactive Exhibits for Freshwater Wetland Discovery Trail

Together with the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Pannier Graphics has had the pleasure of creating over 50 unique and educational interpretive exhibits for Georgia’s coastline since 2018. This year, a series of seven interpretive signs, including three interactive exhibits, were installed to introduce K-5 students to the wonders of the region’s freshwater wetland ecology.

New StoryWalk® Exhibits for Tomahawk School District

Paula Norman, a librarian in the Tomahawk School District, installed twenty new StoryWalk® Exhibits this month. The Herb Kohl Foundation honored her leadership and innovative teaching this year with a grant, and Paula used that grant to continue giving to her community in a big way. These StoryWalk® Exhibits were installed at the elementary school playground where children can enjoy them during recess, and families can use them all year long.

Historical Signs Illustrate Tilghman Watermen’s New Exhibits

This month Tilghman Watermen’s Museum celebrated the installation of three new outdoor exhibits detailing aspects of the history of the local seafood trade. As a part of the exhibits, Tilghman had historical signs created by Pannier Graphics. The outdoor exhibits display a pilot house from the schooner Arabelle, a wooden mast and boom, and a discarded clamrig reclaimed for the exhibit, all pieces of the Watermen’s trade. The Double Pedestal signs are displayed next to the equipment explaining their use and importance.

Low-Maintenance Trail Sign for Rail-Trail

The Rail-Trail Council of Northeast Pennsylvania is working to create and improve a 38-mile trail, which was the former Delaware & Hudson Railroad. The Council seeks to provide a glimpse of the history of the railroad through signage alongside the trail. Last year, they installed a Frameless Cantilevered sign at Ararat Summit, the current trailhead and highest elevation point of the trail. The low-maintenance trail sign depicts a railway bridge that once ran through the forested landscape.

Informational Signage Educates California’s Central Coast

The Central Coast Wetland Group (CCWG), located along the Central Coast of California, has been implementing wetland restoration projects within the lower Salinas Valley since 1998. The surrounding community seldom has an opportunity to learn about what, why, and how the CCWG accomplishes these impactful projects. The installed informational signage highlights each project’s importance in improving habitat and water quality within the greater watershed.

Custom Panels Create A Unique Visitor Experience

Located in southwestern Pennsylvania, directly east of Pittsburgh, the Conemaugh River Lake is a 70-mile long tributary home to the Conemaugh Dam. The Conemaugh River Lake includes a celebrated recreation area that attracts both locals and travelers looking for outdoor adventure or a quiet escape. There are many recreational opportunities and historic resources to explore, as well as a wide variety of Pennsylvania wildlife to see.

New Interpretive Signs For Tennessee State Park

South Cumberland State Park (SCSP) is the second-largest state park in Tennessee, spanning 31,000 acres of amazing wilderness, waterfalls, bluff views, and canyons to explore. Hiking, rock climbing, and backcountry camping are popular activities for visitors of all ages. SCSP is home to fascinating geological, biological, and human history, but only a few park visitors were aware of its historic background, until now.

Educational Signage Tells the Story of Knife River

Knife River Heritage & Cultural Center (KRHCC) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage the public in preserving, presenting, and valuing the history of the Knife River area. The organization was created in 2018 to save the historic railroad train depot from falling down. In just four years, KRHCC volunteers successfully rehabilitated the depot and have accomplished much more, including implementing an educational signage program. 

Interpretive Exhibits Share a Century of Erie Canalway History

After two years of planning, research, and implementation, the Erie Canal Equipment Overlooks are complete with new interpretive exhibits. The interpretive panels are installed in Lockport, New York, along the Pendleton portion of the Erie Canalway Trail. This project serves to educate the community about the historic canal equipment on display and bring the history of the Erie Canal’s 1900s engineering to life.

Historical Signs Created for Connecticut’s Air Line Trail

Jason Gardiner is a member of Boy Scout Troop 57 from East Hampton, Connecticut. He recently earned his Eagle Scout status after the completion of a trail signage project along the East Hampton portion of the Air Line Trail. Jason worked for many months on the creation of four historical signs and his hard work will benefit the community for years to come.