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					The History Workshop is a creative team of
interpreters, designers, interpretive planners, and
educators. Our goal is to assist our clients in telling
their story. We specialize in interpreting historic,
cultural, and natural resources. Each of our products,
whether it be an exhibit, interpretive plan, or Web
site is customized to meet the needs of our client and
their specific audience.

Our exhibits are developed to educate and entertain.
They achieve this through any combination of
interpretive panels, artifact cases, kiosks, printed
materials and audio/video presentations. The History
Workshop creatively uses these elements to provide
an engaging and effective exhibit.

But an exhibit is just one chapter of the story. The
History Workshop also provides website design,
development, and hosting, video documentation,
brochures, and presentations. We offer all levels
of interpretive planning and development, oral
history documentation services, and heritage trail

Our clientele ranges from private citizens to federal
agencies. We are dedicated to each and every client
and project because we believe in preserving heritage
for everyone.

           Exhibit Design
           We are experts at creating effective exhibits and displays. From
           nature trails to museums, we can create an exhibit that will fit your
           space and your budget. Our most popular exhibit components
           include interpretive panels, artifact cases, kiosks, audio/video
           devices, labels, and printed materials.

           Our interpretive planners work with public and private
           organizations to help them developmaster plans, museum plans,
           exhibit plans, and other programs to develop, protect and manage
           cultural resources.

           Interpretive planning can help you create a strong brand that allows
           you to communicate successfully with your audience. Our design
           team creates logos and other materials to develop a visual identity
           which will work seamlessly across all media. Our affiliated public
           relations team can help you craft and place your message with the
           most appropriate media outlets to expand your audience in the
           right direction.

           Interactive Design
           The History Workshop carries out and coordinates all aspects of
           Web design, from photo shoot production to site programming to
           domain name registration and Web hosting. Our Web design staff
           strives to create Web sites that are both visually appealing and easy
           to use, striking the difficult balance between design and efficiency.

           We produce videos using state-of-the-art cameras and editing
           equipment. Our videos are suitable for many different venues,
           including DVDs that can be sold in gift shops or distributed to local
           residents, as well as programs that can be shown on television, in
           classrooms, and on interactive kiosks.

           Our public education mission leads us quite naturally to creating
           education programs. We design these programs to fit county,
           state, and national academic requirements and standards, and we
           work with a team of pilot teachers to make sure our programs are
           effective, fun, and useful.


                           Locations      Carol Poplin is a Senior Project Manager in the Charleston
                                          office. Her archaeological and graphics background provides
                                          an experienced perspective on the design and presentation of
                               Atlanta    exhibits, displays, guidebooks, brochures, and popular reports.
             6611 Bay Circle, Suite 220   Carol received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology from
              Norcross, Georgia 30071     the University of Calgary, and holds a Master of Arts degree in
                   main 678-638-4150      Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, England
                    fax 770-662-5824
                                          Dea Mozingo is a Senior Project Manager in the Atlanta office.
                                          She is also an NAI certified interpretive planner. Dea has 14 years
                                          of experience as an interpretive planner, educator, and project
                            Charleston    manager. She has developed programs focusing on archaeology and
      498 Wando Park Blvd., Suite 700     cultural heritage for a diverse group of institutions, including the
    Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464    Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Chieftains Museum, Shirley
                    main 843-881-3128     Plantation, and the Museum of the Confederacy. Dea received
                      fax 843-849-1776    a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Virginia
                                          Commonwealth University and a Master of Historic Preservation
                                          degree in both Historic Preservation and Archaeology from
                                          Georgia State University.
 31 Park of Commerce Way, Suite 200A      John Cason (B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design) operates
              Savannah, Georgia 31405     in our Atlanta offices as a Graphic Designer. He has extensive
                   main 912-233-2550      experience as a designer, but has also worked in the fields of mass
                                          marketing, animation, and film editing. John’s professional design
                                          work has included corporate identity, print design, web design, and
                                          installation graphics.

                                          Sally Brockington is the Director of The History Workshop. Her
                                          experience developing interpretive media includes graphic design,
                                          video production and post production, interpretive writing and
                                          editing, and interactive and Web design. She has developed
                                          numerous exhibits, education programs, promotional materials,
                                          and master plans for interpretation, wayfinding, and heritage
                                          tourism. Sally holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Video
                                          from California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degree
                                          in Art and Art History from Rice University.

Cherokee County History and Arts Museum
Gaffney, South Carolina
The History Workshop developed exhibits
for the Cherokee County History and Arts
Museum in South Carolina. Exhibits tell
visitors about the county’s history, starting
with its earliest Native American residents.
The Revolutionary War exhibit, featuring a
large mural, shows the county’s pivotal role
in turning the tide of the war. Additional
exhibits teach visitors about rural life, geol-
ogy, industry, and the region’s importance in
the development of stock car racing.

North Augusta Outdoor Sign and
Education Program
North Augusta, South Carolina

In 2005, the City of North Augusta estab-
lished a paved trail, called the North Augusta
Greeneway, that stretches for more than
seven miles around the city. To enhance
the trail, the city contracted the History
Workshop to produce a series of outdoor
panels, each interpreting the history of
specific areas along the trail. Along with the
outdoor panels, the History Workshop de-
signed a Web site outlining the information
found on the panels. The Web site includes
corresponding audio podcasts and a lesson
plan, both downloadable from the site.

The Edward and Garland Dickey
Hall of Sports History
Rome, Georgia
The History Workshop created an exhibit
for Berry College’s new sports facility which
focuses on the school’s unique sporting
tradition. The exhibit tells the history of the
sporting program, which students helped to
develop, and the many traditions that have
developed at the school over time.

Liberty County, Georgia
Sunbury was the second largest town in
Georgia, with a trade market that rivaled
Savannah. After the Revolutionary War, the
city declined and never recovered. Today,
all that remains of Sunbury is a cemetery
and portions of a historic road. The History
Workshop worked with the Liberty County
Development Authority and local groups to
design a series of outdoor interpretive panels
detailing this segment of Georgia’s history.

Charleston City Hall
Charleston, South Carolina
The History Workshop designed and fabricated
interpretive exhibits for the City of Charleston’s
newly restored City Hall. Our exhibits present the
history and architecture of City Hall, as well as
the unique archaeological excavations conducted
to locate Charleston’s first meat market, built on
the same lot in 1739.

Old Charleston Slave Mart Museum
Charleston, South Carolina
The Old Charleston Slave Mart Museum has
been a historical institution in Charleston
since the 1930s. The museum wished to
present the well-known panel exhibition
“Lest We Forget.” However, they faced the
challenge of not being able to hang anything
on the walls of their building. The History
Workshop designed a series of free-standing
walls and exhibit cases for the museums,
one of the most important cultural sites in

Kingsland Depot Interpretive Plan
Kingsland, Georgia
The History Workshop developed an inter-
pretive plan for the restoration of the historic
Kingsland Depot. The project includes
floorplans and renderings. The proposed
exhibits will tell visitors about the history
of the depot, from the experience of railway                                                  Kingsland Depot
travel in the 1930s to rail transportation’s                                                  Floor Plan

effects on Kingsland. The plan integrates the                                                     Wall Mounted Interpretive Panel (36” x 60”)
                                                                                                  Reader Rail (108” x 12”)
project’s mission, goals, and management
objectives with a thorough understanding of
the project mechanics and target market.



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Charleston Heritage Federation
Charleston, South Carolina
The Heritage Passport is your ticket to some
of the essential historical destinations in
and around Charleston, South Carolina. The
History Workshop designed and installed
eye catching advertising panels about the
passport system in the Charleston Visitor

Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort
Beaufort, South Carolina
The History Workshop created a comprehensive
public outreach program for MCAS, Beaufort.
This program includes permanent exhibits, a
traveling exhibit, an activity trunk for teachers,
and a Web site with interactive games. The
program teaches students, residents, and
visitors about cultural resources on the Air
Station, about good stewardship practices,
and about the archaeological process.

Camden County Wayfinding and
Signage Master Plan
Camden County, Georgia
The History Workshop developed a
Wayfinding and Signage Master Plan for
Camden County, Georgia. The plan identi-
fies and catalogs all of the tourism resources
within the county, inventories the existing
signage and branding, and reviews applicable
codes and ordinances. The plan uses GIS to
inventory potential tourism resources and
to overlay proposed routes with existing
traffic data. The plan also includes designs
for signage that will orient and direct visitors
and residents.

                                                   Camden County Wayfinding and Signage Master Plan
                                                   Signage Locations and Text
                                                        City Limit

                                                   1    Map 1 - Hwys 40 and 110
                                                   2    Map 2 - Downtown Kingsland
                                                   3    Map 3 - Downtown Woodbine
                                                   4    Map 4 - Exit 3
                                                   5    Map 5 - Exit 1
                                                   6    Map 6 - Exit 6
                                                   7    Map 7 - St. Marys Rd and 40                           17
                                                   8    Map 8 - 40 and Kings Bay Road
                                                   9    Map 9 - 40 Spur
                                                   10   Map 10 - 40 and 40 Spur
                                                   11   Map 11 - Downtown St. Marys
                                                   12   Map 12 - Exit 14                                3
                                                   13   Map 13 - Exit 26
                                                   14   Map 14 - Exit 7
                                                   15   Map 15 - Colerain Rd                                                     12
                                                   16   Map 16 - Colerain Rd and 40


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Forgotten Invasion
St. Marys, Georgia
The History Workshop created an exhibit, educa-
tion program, and video about one of the last
battles of the War of 1812. The exhibit, created
as a unique public–private partnership, includes
artifacts, replica uniforms, and a special children’s
section. The coordinating education program
features a board game, a video, classroom posters,
an activity kit, and a Web site.

Blackville Agricultural Museum
Blackville, South Carolina

The Blackville Agricultural Heritage
Museum is located on the grounds of the
Edisto Research and Education Center
near Blackville, South Carolina. The
museum is housed in one of the original
research station buildings. The History
Workshop worked with the museum
to update the existing artifact exhibits
with interpretive panels and labels. The
exhibits tell visitors about early rural
farm life in Barnwell County and the
surrounding region.

Peach Museum
Johnston, South Carolina
The Peach Museum is located in the Edgefield
County Chamber of Commerce in Johnston,
South Carolina. Johnston and Edgefield County
have been central to the peach industry’s
development in South Carolina and throughout
the region. The History Workshop developed
new exhibits for the museum. These exhibits
present the history of the peach, pioneers of the
industry, and peach production of yesterday and

Mt. Pleasant, SC
Archaeological investigations at I’On pro-
duced an interesting assemblage of artifacts
associated with daily life on the eighteenth
century plantation that once existed there.
Developers of I’On worked with the History
Workshop to develop a way to share this his-
tory with residents. The History Workshop
designed a series of panels and artifact cases
for the first community school in a collage
style and installed them in the school at

Daniel Island History Trail
Daniel Island, South Carolina
Daniel Island is a unique planned community
that contains a variety of archaeological sites.
The History Workshop developed a history
trail for one of the island’s many public parks,
highlighting the island’s archaeological and
historical heritage through a series of outdoor
panels. The history trail tells visitors about
Native Americans, archaeology, colonial history,
plantations, slave life, tenant farmers, brick kilns,
and the Guggenheims, the last landowners.

Poplar Grove
Charleston, South Carolina
People have lived on the land that is now
Poplar Grove from the earliest days of
the establishment of the Carolina Colony.
Archaeological investigations uncovered a
number of architectural features and artifacts
associated with the Lowndes family planta-
tion. The History Workshop developed two
large shadow box style cases for the sales
office that provided a secure venue for the
presentation of information panels and

Kingsland Welcome Center
Kingsland, Georgia
The History Workshop developed a
conceptual plan for exhibits at the City of
Kingsland’s new welcome center. The wel-
come center draws visitors into Kingsland
and shows them the breadth of experiences
available throughout Camden County. The
plan includes graphic identities, floorplans,
and renderings of the exhibits.

Camden Towers Depot
Charleston, South Carolina
The History Workshop designed a series of
outdoor panels that highlight the architecture
and history of the William Aiken House and
Associated Railroad Structures National Historic
Landmark in downtown Charleston, South
Carolina. The six outdoor panels explore a variety
of topics related to early railroading including
their social and economic impact on Charleston,
on South Carolina, and on the nation.

George Bagby State Park
Fort Gaines, Georgia
The History Workshop designed an exhibit
about ceremonial mounds at present-day George
Bagby State Park. The exhibit illustrates the
social, religious and artistic life of the former
residents of this area. The artifact exhibit
incorporates reproductions of real vessels
that typically cannot be displayed due to their
sacred nature. These reproductions highlight
the beautiful craftsmanship and creativity of
the prehistoric potters and provide insight into
their world of symbolism and cosmology.

FDR State Park CCC Exhibit
Meriweather County, Georgia
Under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s close supervi-
sion, the Civilian Conservation Corps and the
National Park Service created Pine Mountain
State Park (now FDR State Park). The History
Workshop created kiosks that interpret the
creation of the park, the history of the CCC, and
the intimate association with FDR.

Kolomoki Mounds State Park
Blakely, Georgia
Kolomoki Mounds State Park, located in Blakely,
Georgia, is one of the more significant mound
sites in the southeastern United States. The
History Workshop created outdoor interpre-
tive panels for the introduction to the park,
eight mound sites, and the central plaza. The
interpretation gives insight into archaeological
methods used through time, occupation periods
represented by each of the mounds, and various
prehistoric activities that took place on the site.

Rice Museum
Georgetown, South Carolina
The Rice Museum expanded to include new
museum space on the second floor of the former
Kaminski Hardware store building. For the new
space, the History Workshop created exhibits
that highlight Georgetown’s multicultural history.
The largest exhibit focuses on the archaeology
of plantations. Other exhibits tell visitors about
Joseph Rainey, America’s first African American
Congressman, and Miss Ruby Forsythe, who
taught children in a one-room schoolhouse for
53 years.

US Snagboat Montgomery
Pickensville, Alabama
Built in 1926 by the Charleston Dry Dock
and Machine Company, the US Snagboat
Montgomery served on seven of the South’s rivers
until 1982, when it was retired from service.
The History Workshop designed an exhibit for
the Montgomery and produced a video and an
interactive kiosk for the nearby visitor center, as
well as a coordinating education program with
brochures and a Web site.


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