Jonesborough / Washington County History Museum

In the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum I undertook the responsibility of installing changing exhibits as well as updating the existing permanent installations.

Home: A Factory Managed by Women

This was the second iteration of the Home exhibit. I was tasked with redesigning the information panels and choosing the artifacts to display. The exhibit was designed in order to display some of the larger artifacts in the collection. The exhibit was later relocated to a wall location from the floor of the museum.

Courthouse Square Monuments and Courthouse Clock

This exhibit centers around the WWI Mortar that was formerly located on the Washington County Courthouse Square and the 1852 Courthouse Tower Clock. It was designed in order to relocate the mortar and place it in context with the tower clock, as well as discuss the other monuments located on the square.

Blacksmithing in Washington County

As part of the remodeling around the courthouse clock I redesigned the Blacksmith shop in the museum. It was designed to fit in a smaller footprint and a simple interpretive display was added.

Dulcimer

As part of the 4th Annual Jonesborough Dulcimer Days festival in 2019, the museum hosted the Dulcimer component of the Mount Airy Museum's Luthier's Craft exhibit. In addition to the exhibit we also hosted dulcimer performers and a lecture on the history of the instrument.

Preservation Spotlight: Jonesborough Presbyterian Church

The Blacksmith exhibit was later replaced with a Preservation Spotlight Exhibit. The concept behind this space was to highlight ongoing preservation efforts in town. The first spotlight was the Jonesborough Presbyterian Church, which has recently undergone a steeple restoration.

Commerce in Washington County

This exhibit explored the various forms of commerce that existed in the county utilizing some of the larger items in the collection. The panel provides a brief overview of regional commerce, while the artifacts represent the fur trade, farming, the lumber industry, lard rendering, manufacturing, and the cobbler trade.

Photo Digitization Project

In addition to the larger projects in the museum, I also created a small display of images in order to promote interest in our Photo Digitization Project. The display was created using an old Windows XP desktop that was slated to be recycled. It was later modified into a larger version and incorporated into our From the Collection exhibit.

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Slideshow of Digitized Images