Virginia Natural History Museum
RWD is currently working on designs for the Virginia Natural History Museum’s developing Waynesboro campus. These designs rise to the challenge of capturing Virginia’s vibrant and diverse natural history, including displays of rare and unique artifacts.
The goal if these exhibits will be to explore the connections among water, geology, life and the passage of time at the intersection of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. Through participatory and specimen-based experiences, visitors will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Virginia’s natural heritage. RWD’s approach to this exhibit is guided by the strengths of the museum’s collections and scholarship, with general scientific concepts illustrated with local examples emphasizing related Virginia Standards of Learning. Interactives, objects, and texts will emphasize the biogeographical regions of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley.