Historyworks
Bringing History to the Public
Bringing History to the Public
Projects                                                

Since 1998, Historyworks has:

 

 

  • Researched and written a widely-praised education package for the Monocacy National Battlefield, MD;  

 

  • Researched and written an educational monograph on Civil War civilians and African-American soldiers for the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, GA;

 

  • Researched and written a furnishing study for the Dwight D. Eisenhower farm at Gettysburg, PA;

 

 

  • Written and produced an audio tour for the National Park Service Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit retracing the three year route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition;

 

  • Written the preamble for and helped guide the development of the interpretive plan for the National Park Service Potomac National Heritage Scenic Trail;

 

  • Developed the interpretive plan for a new multi-million dollar Historic Annapolis History Center;

 

  • Researched and written a furnishing study for the 19th century Miller House, Washington County Historical Society, MD;

 

  • Written and produced a dramatic audio presentation for the Fort Mc Henry National Battlefield and Shrine;

 

  • Written the texts for sixty-five wayside exhibits on the 19th century National Road in Maryland;

 

  • Researched and written the texts for Chesapeake Gateways exhibits at St. Clements Island, Maryland and Gloucester Point, Virginia;

 

  • Conceived and produced a permanent exhibit for Gettysburg College, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the institution at the campus Alumni House.

 

  • Developed concepts, initiatives and an exhibit script as a principal consultant for the Southern Governors’ Association, celebrating its 75th anniversary during 2009-2010. 

 

In addition, during a decade-long relationship with the Pittsburgh region, beginning with the writing of a popular French and Indian War guide entitled “War for Empire in Western Pennsylvania,” Historyworks has:

  • Assisted the research and development of new exhibits as a principal consultant for the Fort Ligonier Association;

 

  • Coordinated and written a feasibility study, case statement, business and financial plan for the Braddock’s Field Historical Society;

 

  • Provided research and a treatment for the new National Park Service Fort Necessity/National Road Visitor Center Film, “Roads to America;”

 

  • Conceived, coordinated and written the script for the traveling exhibit, “George Washington Remembers,” interpreting the rare 1787 Washington document that describes his experiences in the French and Indian War;

 

  • Assisted with the coordination, editing, writing and production of the new book, “George Washington Remembers;”

 

  • Conceived and developed a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sunday Supplement of children’s French and Indian War activities and a brochure to accompany the “George Washington Remembers” exhibit;

 

  • Assisted the French and Indian War 250 Consortium as a principal consultant.

 

  • Wrote a series of 17 articles on the 1758 Forbes Expedition for the Ligonier 250th Anniversary and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

 

  • Prepared an article on the pioneering Forbes Road for the winter edition of Western Pennsylvania History. 

 

Recently, we have advised the Pittsburgh Riverlife Task Force as it developed a new historical interpretation plan for the Point State Park, working closely with ESI Design of New York City.  We were editors and writers for “Pennsylvania’s Forbes Trail,” a heavily-illustrated history/travel guide released in May, 2008, for the 250th anniversary of the 1758 Forbes Expedition and the Founding of Pittsburgh.