“This project was very important to me and to the city of Lancaster. It may seem hard to believe that a sign can help bring a community together, but, in our case, it did. Residents have been reaching out wanting to know more about our city’s black history and have even discussed placing a statue in our downtown for one of our first black settlers. It has been an amazing experience.” —Michael Johnson, Marketing Director, Fairfield County Heritage Association
Charles River Watershed Association worked with the Town of Milford to design and construct the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) within Milford Town Park. The GSI project consists of two rain gardens and one underground infiltration chamber system in the town park by two schools. Two of the goals of this project are to reduce stormwater pollution and build climate resilience. To complete the project, the Association installed three wayside exhibits to further community engagement and youth education.
“At Kiwanis, our mission is to help children. This StoryWalk® project supports literacy, fitness, family, and community. We installed it at a local park and have already attracted hundreds of people. The feedback has been amazing and the community really appreciates the new attraction! Bringing families together out in nature to learn and exercise is what our mission is all about – and Pannier helped us make it happen.” —Jimi Plouffe
The Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc. is an organized Tribe of Nottoway Indians who live in the traditional territorial area of the historic Nottoway Tribe including, Southampton County into Surry County and the Tidewater region. It is important for the Tribe to tell their own story through different outlets, so they partnered with Pannier to fabricate a series of interpretive exhibits.
Pannier has helped historical societies preserve and communicate their compelling stories for over four decades. In 2020, the Rev War Alliance of Burlington County worked with Pannier to create historical signs to tell the story of the American Revolution. The signage was installed in significant locations around the county and positively received by the community and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.