• Mt Vernon Museum Exhibit
  • Mt Vernon Museum Exhibit
  • Mt Vernon Museum Exhibit
  • Mt Vernon Museum Exhibit
  • Mt Vernon Museum Exhibit

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center

Location: Mount Vernon, VA

USA provided fabrication and installation of key interactive exhibits and scenic vignettes, including a full-scale fishing scene on the Potomac River with historically accurate clothing, boat, seine netting and custom-cast Blueback Herring. Realism and perceived movement of the fish were critical to making this exhibit work, so we carved two fish masters and pulled them out of the molds still warm so they could be bent and moved. This allowed each fish to look a little different, while still providing a cost-efficient casting solution. Once lighting effects were in place, the fish looked like they were swimming under the boat!

Other exhibits included a polar motion house-on-fire, cast bronze quill and pen replicas, Q&A graphic panels, animatronic diorama animals, and a replica of Martha Washington's stove complete with polar motion glowing coals.

USAWinner of the 14th Annual Thea Awards in 2009

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In-House Services:

Fabrication & Installation
Historic Reproductions
Casework & Cabinetry
Interactive Exhibits

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Museum Design Associates

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