A full-size replica of timber-frame carpentry— used as to display the tools that went into its construction. We did a similar reconstruction of balloon-frame architecture (invented in Chicago).

The displays consist of a central glassed-in structure for larger objects. The structure supports a reading rail containing smaller items, graphics, simple interactives and ephemera.

Above is an overall view of Work. The inset is a detail of the reading rail

Encounter on the Prairie

EXHIBITION
CLIENT

McClean Historical Society

LOCATION

Bloomington, Illinois

The exhibit is divided into four topic areas central to life in McLean County: People, Work, Farming and Politics.

Each topic area occupies a room in the renovated Beaux-Artes County Courthouse.
The County Courthouse was designated as an Historical Structure, and no modifications of the building —except for essential accommodations or life-safety—were permitted

Typical display from People section