PENNSBURY MANOR VISITOR ORIENTATION CENTER
About the project
Pennsbury Manor was William Penn’s 16th c. summer home on the banks of the Delaware River. In the 1950’s it was reconstructed and today is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as a living history site complete with costumed interpreters, historically accurate plantings and farm animals.
The Visitor Orientation Center provides an overview of Penn’s challenges and achievements, as well as his lasting impact on government, material culture and social tolerance. A section of the Center is devoted to assisting visitors to understanding the archaeological process and how we know what we know of Penn’s life. Contemporary interpretive technologies such as video and animated light projections; touchscreen, audio and hands-on activities, animated timelines and multi-lingual soundscapes, as well as highlighted displays of rare artifacts, all help visitors to become immersed in discovering Penn and appreciating his lasting legacy.
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
- All phases of exhibition design
- Production supervision
- Content Development:
- Media Design:
- Lighting Design:
Grenald Waldron Associates
- AASLH – Leadership in History Award