Museology led research, thematic and conceptual development, scriptwriting, graphic design, fabrication, and installation. This historic house exhibition focuses on the life of Pierre Bottineau, a M.tis trader, trapper, and guide who shaped early Minnesota history by leading several expeditions to and from Fort Snelling, and through the untamed Minnesota frontier. The exhibit explores the unique architecture of the house, Bottineau’s family life in the home, and the connection to nature that made him a skilled and sought after guide for even the most experienced explorers of the day. This exhibit opened in March 2013.
In 2012, Museology searched through yearbook photos to find examples of the common themes connecting Hermantown High School students over the last seventy years. A private donation and funds from the school district funded the creation of these murals for the school library.
Stiftungsfest (Minnesota’s oldest celebration) had its 150th anniversary in 2011, and Museology created photo banners highlighting the people and objects that have made this party unique since 1861! The banners were hung in conjunction with an exhibit prepared by Stiftungsfest volunteer staff.
Exploring the city’s new motto “Mayer: A Rising Community” in the titles, this eight panel exhibition showed themes developed by the planning team. After the event, the community hung the panels in the City Council chambers as a celebration of their unique story.
In 2010, Norwood Young America unveiled its sparkling new City Hall and state-of-the-art library. Museology used historic photos to tell the story of the united community in the library’s two-dimensional wall-hung exhibits and the large entryway mural for City Hall.
Victory Memorial Drive was built to honor the 568 men and women of Hennepin County who died in World War I. In 2011, Museology designed a six-panel exhibit and a collection of WWI uniforms on mannequins for the memorial’s 90th anniversary and rededication.
Museology helps our partners create interactive learning programs for visitors of all ages. Tailored for our partners’ individual needs, including local school and Minnesota State Education Standards, we also build educational tools for new or existing projects and exhibits, and to meet grant requirements.