In April of 2012, construction began on The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center. The 4,600 sq. ft. building would be able to easily house artifacts, memorabilia, offices for Litchfield Tourism, Chamber of Commerce, Genealogy Society, a museum office and a conference room. When it became necessary to consult with a design firm who possessed the knowledge and practical skill to properly frame the narrative of Litchfield's rich history, Foppe Visual Communication was selected for the task.
In June of 2013, Foppe Visual Communication successfully completed the environmental branding for the new Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center. Foppe Visual's goal for the museum was to create a stimulating environment that visually tell the stories of Litchfield's history and the Route 66 era. This was accomplished through the implementation of commercial graphics, informational kiosks, video monitors, and exhibit displays. This goal was not only reached, but was pushed one step further.
To ensure sustainability, some particularly innovative methods were implemented in the concept of the museum's displays. By employing modular display units in lieu of traditional static displays, curators now have the ability to easily rearrange and modify their presentations when the need arises. This methodology empowers our clients to take ownership of their branded environment, and maintain it long after our consultations have come to a close. It not only adds value to the project, but to the brand itself.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows provides a variety of exhibits to spiritually enhance the experience of the visitor. We have been fortunate enough to assist in several of these endeavors. The Spirit's Fire Exhibit showcased the work of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in their missions across the world. Additionally, we created a History of Christianity display to coincide with their historical information.
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At the time of the exhibit, Hurricane Katrina had just devastated areas of the south. Because of their devotion to helping people in poor and abandoned areas, the Oblates were quick to rise to the task of working in these areas. Foppe helped to put together an exhibit to showcase the work of the Oblates.