City of Hampton, Virginia

Hampton History Museum

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The City of Hampton, Virginia, opened its new museum in early 2003. Riggs Ward Design developed exhibits to tell Hampton's rich story to visitors. The new museum is located in the heart of the city's historic district and houses not only exhibits but also the administration and collections departments. The City of Hampton wanted to communicate the many significant events that occurred within its borders in its new museum. City representatives wanted many of the events to be shown dramatically, so RWD's created evocative vignettes that encouraged further exploration of the artifacts and documents. RWD provided all exhibit design services, including the master plan, thematic development, dioramas, artifact layouts, construction drawings, graphic design, multimedia design, and fabrication and installation. Our staff also designed the retail areas that generate revenue for the museum expansion and operations.


City of Hampton, Virginia


Hampton, Virginia

Our Role

Concept Development
Content Creation
Exhibition Design

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