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.
The museum has welcomed tens of thousands of visitors since opening. Displaying hundreds of artifacts in exhibits that are enjoyed by visitors of all ages. More recently, the focus of the museum has shifted from simply telling the story of Little League’s past to a more dynamic presentation of how Little League has intertwined with the US and world history.
Pannier worked with Little League to produce Fiberglass Embedded panels and Traditional T style exhibit bases for their “six inning” outdoor project. Pannier’s panels were perfect for the harsh central Pennsylvania weather and the Traditional T exhibit bases allows for easy visitor viewing.
“The six inning outdoor project is to reflect the theme we developed for the World of Little League Museum, where we have six galleries, or innings, just like a Little League game,” said Vice President and Senior Director, Lance Van Auken. “A visit to our Museum should always be combined with a stroll around the complex where the Little League Baseball World Series is played every year. The Pannier interpretive panels are a perfect way to present information to our guests.”
“The artwork was designed in-house, by our Graphic Arts staff”, said Van Auken. “The colors, fonts and overall look of the panels is the same as a visitor will find in the World of Little League Museum, helping to tie in all the visual elements.”
More than two-thirds of Pannier’s business each year is thanks to referrals, and this project was no different.
“Members of our staff had visited the Muncy (Pa.) Heritage Park and Nature Trail, noticing the interpretive panels at that site,” said Van Auken. “We inquired about the manufacturer, and the Muncy Historical Society enthusiastically endorsed Pannier’s work.”
“The sales team at Pannier was very helpful throughout the whole process,” said Materials Management Director, Nancy Grove. “The panels were created and shipped within a tight time-frame to meet an installation deadline. Otherwise we would not have had the panels ready in time for the Little League World Series in August 2013.”