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.
Maine Maritime Museum, located in Bath, Maine, recently completed a redevelopment project of the front entrance and other outdoor areas on the museum’s 20-acre campus. Appropriately named “First Impressions,” the project focused on enhancing the visitor experience the second a guest steps onto campus. This was accomplished by creating new wayfinding and interpretive outdoor museum signage.
In 2019, the Township of Plainsboro, New Jersey, celebrated 100 years of pride and progress. This momentous milestone involved a year-long series of events to engage the community through monthly activities, photo contests, historical timelines, testimonials, and more.
One of these events was the Centennial Founder’s Day Celebration, held in May 2019. The event included the grand re-opening of the historic Wicoff House Museum, an 1870s farmhouse that was the home of one of the township’s founders. To celebrate this grand re-opening, Plainsboro Township knew they needed something memorable to honor the events and people which make up its history.
Originally opened in 1982, the World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store’s mission is to inform and educate visitors about the history, service, goals and initiatives of Little League Baseball and Softball.
Nestled within one of the largest Army bases in the country is the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum. The museum was established in 1945 when Major General James M. Gavin, Commanding General of the Division, wanted to honor all the men who served in the 82nd Airborne Division after the division received the honor of Occupation Duty in Berlin after WWII. The museum has been located in the middle of the division area in Fort Bragg since January of 1946 and has grown four times since then.
The Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center, is located in Avella, Pennsylvania. This National Historic Landmark features a massive 16,000 year-old rock overhang once used as a shelter for some of our earliest ancestors. The Rockshelter site is the oldest documented archaeological site in North America.