I have been working as an interpretive planner for several years now, and find that as I become familiar with the industry jargon it’s easy to forget the meanings I

Springfield, IL is pretty obsessed with Abraham Lincoln. Growing up in Illinois’ capital city, I was generally annoyed by him. We went to a Lincoln site for every school field

I recently visited the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL. I’m from Springfield, so this was not my first visit. However, it was my first visit since working as

Always get an Indian guide to cross the river and bring LOTS of ammunition. For anyone who is unfamiliar, Oregon Trail was a popular educational video game that first came

We recently kicked off an exhibit design project at the William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park in Red Bluff, CA. This is a very special little historic park for

“It’s sad…and yet it’s awesome.” This quote came from a recent newspaper article about a beached blue whale on a Northern California beach. It was the reaction of one of

Over the summer I went to Lincoln’s New Salem Historic Site with my sister and my three-year-old niece. I have been going to this site since I was a child

Last week we were all very excited to welcome Lisa Brochu, Associate Director of NAI, for a day and a half of company-wide training. Interpretation is at the core of

Debbie Sharp points out a lot of similarities in her article for the July/August issue of Museum, “Blockbusters and Flops: What Can They Teach Us About Exhibit Development.” Debbie is

Lisa Brochu recently wrote an excellent post about how effective communication between client and contractor can prevent confusion over changes to project deliverables. Her suggestion is attaching a grid system