The National Park Service

First State National Historical Park

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Riggs Ward worked with with GWWO Architects and the National Park Service to design exhibits, a gift shop and merchandising area, and interactive components for First State National Historical Park in New Castle, Delaware. First State National Historical Park is made up of six sites spread throughout the entire state of Delaware: John Dickinson Plantation, Brandywine Valley, Fort Christina, Old Swedes Historic Site, New Castle Court House, and The Green, Dover. The park focuses on the story of first settlement through the ratification of the United State Constitution. The exhibits will be housed in the historic Sheriff’s House in New Castle, Delaware, part of a larger overall effort to rehabilitate the historic Sheriff’s House. The Sheriff’s House will serve as park administration space, a centralized visitor contact station, and orientation point for information on all sites within the park. The exhibits start with the indigenous Lenape peoples, colonial arrival and settlements, through present day issues of race and inequality for indigenous, blacks, and women.

Client

The National Park Service

Location

New Castle, Delaware

Our Role

A/V Media
Concept Development
Content Creation
Exhibition Design
Graphic Design

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