Fort Ligonier Museum

Complete Museum Design

 

  • 1W FTLIG Timeline Entry  : Visitors walk along a reverse timeline leading from today to 1758 Fort Ligonier

    Visitors walk along a reverse timeline leading from today to 1758 Fort Ligonier

  • 2W  FTLIG Arch Entry : Many display elements reference the restored Fort Ligonier structures outside this museum

    Many display elements reference the restored Fort Ligonier structures outside this museum

  • 3W FTLIG 7Yrs1 : Over 300 extraordinary objects and 600 individual graphics are in the Seven Years' War gallery

    Over 300 extraordinary objects and 600 individual graphics are in the Seven Years' War gallery

  • 4W 7yrs 2 : Each thematic zone in this gallery has coordinated colors, logos, banners, flags, maps, and graphics

    Each thematic zone in this gallery has coordinated colors, logos, banners, flags, maps, and graphics

  • 5W FTlig 7Yrs3 : Architecture was modified to open new vistas and provide discreet thematic areas throughout museum

    Architecture was modified to open new vistas and provide discreet thematic areas throughout museum

  • 6W FTLIG Road : 40' photomural shows the wooded route of Forbes' Road from Philadelphia to Fort Dusquene

    40' photomural shows the wooded route of Forbes' Road from Philadelphia to Fort Dusquene

  • 7W On Road Archeo : Pathways & vignettes let visitors move at their own pace to the content that interests them

    Pathways & vignettes let visitors move at their own pace to the content that interests them

  • 8W people FbsRd : The people on Forbes road included officers, soldiers and a community of families and tradesmen

    The people on Forbes road included officers, soldiers and a community of families and tradesmen

  • 9W FTLIG FogWar : Ballistics from the Forbes Campaign paired with illustrations of the artillery that fired them

    Ballistics from the Forbes Campaign paired with illustrations of the artillery that fired them

  • 10W  Setup Camp : Artifact displays are woven into the story line and graphic panels within cases

    Artifact displays are woven into the story line and graphic panels within cases

  • 11W FtLig Kids : Younger visitors can pack a sack, try on period clothing and peek inside an outfitted tent

    Younger visitors can pack a sack, try on period clothing and peek inside an outfitted tent

  • 12W TLIG BushyRun.jpg : Fort Ligonier's history is revealed through interrelated segments about people and places

    Fort Ligonier's history is revealed through interrelated segments about people and places

  • 13W Archeo : Interconnecting rooms interpret layered content throughout the museum

    Interconnecting rooms interpret layered content throughout the museum

  • 14W FTLIG Archeo Flat : Timeline shows major digs, museum and reconstruction milestones, and Ft. Ligonier Day festivities

    Timeline shows major digs, museum and reconstruction milestones, and Ft. Ligonier Day festivities

  • 15W FTLIG ARcheoCase : Archaeology informed reconstruction of the fort on its original site. Discovery drawers show stratigraphy.

    Archaeology informed reconstruction of the fort on its original site. Discovery drawers show stratigraphy.

  • 16W FTLIG Fort : History of the fort and the stories of the people who built it, surround a conceptual Fort Ligonier

    History of the fort and the stories of the people who built it, surround a conceptual Fort Ligonier

  • 17W parlor : The Arthur St. Clair Parlor interprets the life of this "Forgotten Founding Father"

    The Arthur St. Clair Parlor interprets the life of this "Forgotten Founding Father"

  • 18W FTLIG GW Entry : The military career of young GW and his "Friendly Fire" experience at Fort Ligonier are explored

    The military career of young GW and his "Friendly Fire" experience at Fort Ligonier are explored

  • 19W Remarks : GW's handwritten "Remarks" are accompanied by a video of the "Friendly Fire Incident"

    GW's handwritten "Remarks" are accompanied by a video of the "Friendly Fire Incident"

  • 20W FTLIG GWroom : Young George Washington Gallery:  These pistols are considered a national treasure

    Young George Washington Gallery: These pistols are considered a national treasure

  • 2017 11 08 15.42.49 : New education center and interpretive exhibits now make Fort Ligonier a year-round destination

    New education center and interpretive exhibits now make Fort Ligonier a year-round destination

The Fort Ligonier museum houses an extraordinary selection of art and artifacts along with a unique collection of French and Indian War era objects discovered at this historic site.

 

Consisting of 8 different galleries, visitors journey back to the year 1758, along the Forbes' Road through Pennsylvania. It is a colonial time – before electricity, when women had few rights, slavery was legal, and a young George Washington fought here with the British army during the French and Indian War.  

 

Paris Design worked closely with museum staff to develop all content and create master exhibit plan. Visitor flow, storylines, display design, interpretive graphic panels, cases, and artifact placement were all accomplished flawlessly.

 

Visit fortligonier.org for more information on content.

 

 

Client: Fort Ligonier Museum
Project: Complete Museum Design
Partners: Capitol Exhibit Services, Inc
Role: Content Development, Exhibit, Graphic, Case Design
Location: Fort Ligonier, PA