This historic and groundbreaking construction project was a full buildout of classroom and administrative space, and a fully curated gallery featuring 22 years’ worth of artifacts and stories that have been accumulated and donated by local members of the community.
and Cohen Education Center
The space, which was initially designed only for retail having to be transformed into an impactful space with specific design elements. Delicate temperature and humidity control, lighting and sound systems were some of those features needing thoughtful installation for full impact.
A western-facing building, custom shadow boxes were built to minimize the heat load and light coming in and storm rated glass was also installed to protect the displays. Humidity sensors placed throughout the museum, ensure standardized humidity and temperature. A generator was installed to mitigate any disruptions should a natural event cut power and custom millwork throughout highlighted by a Jerusalem Stone at the reception desk.
THE PBS ADVANTAGE
A minimalist approach, the museum was designed specifically to allow the artifacts speak for themselves and tell the story of this historic time A history, an experience, an emotion and an education. All beautifully curated and displayed for the community to appreciate.
The year an 8th grade project inspired the museum