A Growing Story

Skills: Exhibit Design, Exhibit Development
Client: The Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association (Westfield, NY)

This small exhibition was developed and designed to tell the history of the Concord grape and the grape growing industry in Westfield, NY. Vintage ads and the rustic quality of the vineyards were the inspiration for the design of the exhibition. Archival images of workers in the grape processing facilities were reproduced as photo murals and playful hands-on interactives were developed to allow the visitor to compare the scents of different grapes, to learn how the grape grows and ripens throughout a season and to understand how the sugar content in grapes are tested to determine their value.

Installed in a visitor center in the grape growing region in western New York, this is the jumping off point for visitors planning on touring the wineries in the area.