Jung Carriage Museum at Historic Wade House

Submitted by ZEBRADOG

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Client: Wisconsin Historical Society

Location: GREENBUSH, WI, United States

Completion date: Jan 01, Array

Project Team

Client

Jung Carriage Museum - Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin Historical Society - Wade House

Project Manager

Caroline Altfeather

ZEBRADOG

Creative Director

Mark Schmitz

ZEBRADOG

Exhibit Architect

Kenneth Casper

ZEBRADOG

Overview

Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th Birthday presented the perfect opportunity for the Wisconsin Historical Society to imagine a unique exhibit showcasing rare archival material and beautifully restored carriages. Wade House reached out to ZEBRADOG to design, deliver and delight Wright fans of all ages from across the country. One of the most popular features of the new exhibit is the “Young Master's Workshop” – a highly interactive area dedicated to imaginative play. In addition to Froebel Blocks and Legos, visitors can create their own Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass design using a custom developed ZEBRADOG app.

Goals

Create two immersive experience exhibits, one dedicated to telling the story of Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin, and a second to engage children in interactive play to reinforce concepts of architecture, design, and construction.

Process

The ZEBRADOG team began with a space plan which centrally located two carriages, allowing guests to engage them in-the-round. Exhibit displays emphasized imagery obtained through Taliesin Preservation that were framed in view by Wright inspired interior architectural forms to create the immersive experience of observing archival material within the visual culture of Wright’s Taliesin estate. The Young Masters Workshop extended the use of simple materials, forms, and silhouettes from the adjacent Wright in Wisconsin Exhibit.