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Interpretive & Historic Signage

History is all around us. Step into a historic location and you'll find yourself surrounded by countless stories and secrets waiting to be revealed. Interpretive & historic signage help to bring the location to life! These signs are like a personal tour guide that helps you connect the dots between the stories and the location, creating a richer, more immersive experience. And the best part? They're designed to inspire visitors to learn something new and exciting, so you can leave with a deeper appreciation of the place and its history.

We have to admit, working on these signs is a bit of a guilty pleasure for us. It's so fun to research and learn about different places and their histories. One day, we might be digging into the past of amusement parks and boardwalks, and the next, we could be exploring the revolutionary era forts and defense of colonial Boston harbor. But no matter what the topic, we get to share in the excitement of visitors discovering something new.

And let's not forget about how cool these signs look! They're bold, easy to read, and built to withstand any weather. They add to the local tourism experience and are honestly a blast to create.

Scope of Work

Historic Sight Signage

Educational Signage

Self Guided Tours

Wayfinding

Interpretive Signage

Shown:  Nantasket Beach Reservation Signage

Shown:  Amusement Row interpretive sign designed and placed to explain the Historic Paragon Park boardwalk and one of the last places where the Fascination game could be played for money.

Shown:  The Art Walk in Hull, MA celebrates the deep rooted art community in this beautiful waterfront town.

Protecting History

Finding the perfect spot to place historic signage can be quite a task. You need to consider the surrounding environment, which may include historic structures, delicate landscapes, or protected areas. Even the ground on which the sign is placed can be significant! When we created signage for locations such as The Old North Church, Fort Revere, and the Ben Franklin Institute of Technology, we took all of these factors into account. Our goal was not only to present the message in a clear and beautiful way, but also to ensure that the signage blended seamlessly with the location's surroundings, enhancing the overall experience for visitors.

Shown:  Ben Franklin Institute of Technology lobby history panel, Old North Church campus map and the Fort Revere Telegraph Hill interpretive Sign

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce