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.
“This project is important to our community because it not only pays tribute to the watermen, it helps to preserve our rich heritage while speaking to the culture of a lifestyle that has defined Tilghman for many generations.” –Linda King, Board of Directors President, Tilghman Watermen’s Museum
In order to preserve that heritage, it was important for the Fiberglass Embedded signs to share information detailing how the exhibits worked, as well as graphics that visually restore the items to their original context. Tilghman staff artist, Marc Castelli, created beautiful illustrations for the signs, and the museum staff worked on the text. Pannier Production Artist, Cassandra Veitz, provided design services to help bring the informational text and illustrations together for the historical signs.
“Our staff artist did a phenomenal job illustrating the exhibits, and our team worked hard on the narratives. We used Pannier’s graphic artist to put it all together. We were very impressed with the proofing process. When we needed to make changes, the turnaround process was quick. The panels were beautiful!” –Linda King, Board of Directors President, Tilghman Watermen’s Museum
The quick turnaround on the historical signs meant that they were ready to go for the museum’s celebration this month. Members of the local community and representatives from Maryland Humanities gathered to witness the unveiling of the three new historical signs.
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