Library of Congress

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

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Riggs Ward designed the exhibition, “Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I,” which opened in April 2017 to commemorate the war's centennial. Using the Library of Congress’ comprehensive collection of World War I holdings—including artifacts, original documents, motion image and sound recordings—RWD created layouts and plans for approximately two hundred exhibition objects and an additional rotation of two hundred items. The exhibition shows the American perspective of the events that led to U.S. involvement in the war, the struggles that surrounded U.S. engagement, and the emergence of the U.S. as a world power. The exhibit plan accounts for high visitation, varying exhibit viewing times, docent lead tours, and gallery talks. RWD also produced the final brochure, visuals for the online exhibition, signage for kiosks, the CVC tunnel, and the Jefferson Building pylons.

Client

Library of Congress

Location

Washington, D.C.

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Exhibit Design
Graphic Design
Wayfinding

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USA Today

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