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We sat down with SEGD to discuss the design process for our most recent exhibit at the National Museum of American Histo...
03/29/2021
Girlhood (It’s Complicated) | SEGD

We sat down with SEGD to discuss the design process for our most recent exhibit at the National Museum of American History as part of the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.

Our inspiration included zines, illustrations, and of course, the strong girls throughout history who sparked the creation of this exhibit!

https://segd.org/girlhood-it%E2%80%99s-complicated

#BecauseOfHerStory #design #museums #exhibits

Read Time: 4 minutes In celebration of Women’s History Month, SEGD sat down with Tracy Revis, Elizabeth Eubank and Jeff Howard of Howard + Revis Design to talk about Girlhood (It’s Complicated), the Smithsonian’s recently opened exhibition at the National Museum of American History.

Happy Maryland Day! On this day in 1634, settlers from The Ark and The Dove first stepped foot onto Maryland soil. Each ...
03/25/2021
Maryland Day - Calendar of Events | Historic St. Mary's City -- A Museum of History & Archaeology at Maryland's First Capital

Happy Maryland Day!

On this day in 1634, settlers from The Ark and The Dove first stepped foot onto Maryland soil. Each year on March 25th, Maryland's history, heritage, culture and environment is commemorated throughout the state with celebrations and educational programming.

At 7 p.m. tonight, Historic St. Mary's City, the first colonial capital of the province, will announce a project unparalleled in its scope and scale, one that has great potential to reveal new information about the intersecting stories of Native people and English colonists.

Join us this evening by tuning in here:
https://www.hsmcdigshistory.org/events/maryland-day/

We invite you to join Historic St. Mary’s City on March 25 as they announce a project unparalleled in its scope and scale, one that has great potential to reveal new information about the intersecting stories of Native people and … Maryland Day Read More »

Congratulations to the research and archaeology team at Historic St. Mary's City on their discovery of the 1634 fort! We...
03/23/2021
Archaeologists find earliest colonial site in Maryland after nearly 90-year search

Congratulations to the research and archaeology team at Historic St. Mary's City on their discovery of the 1634 fort! We look forward to hearing the stories it has to tell and what it will reveal about Maryland's founding era.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/03/22/maryland-colonial-site-discovered/

After 300 years, Maryland experts find the historic site of St. Mary’s fort. Archaeologists have located the lost palisade that guarded the state’s first European settlement in 1634.

Today, on #InternationalWomensDay, we are celebrating Krystal Quiles!H+R worked with Krystal to create the exhibit Girlh...
03/08/2021
An interview with artist Krystal Quiles

Today, on #InternationalWomensDay, we are celebrating Krystal Quiles!

H+R worked with Krystal to create the exhibit Girlhood (It's Complicated) for the National Museum of American History. Krystal's illustrations personify the determined spirit of the featured girls in the exhibit.

We sat down with Krystal to ask her a few questions about working on her first museum commission:
https://www.howardrevis.com/post/an-interview-with-artist-krystal-quiles

H+R is celebrating International Women's Day by looking back at the process behind creating the exhibit Girlhood (It's Complicated), which just opened at the National Museum of American History. In search of a way to give the exhibit's wide-ranging themes visual form, we saw a prime role for custom....

Rest in Peace, Shirley.Howard+Revis bids farewell to a client — a 72-year-old elephant named Shirley — who recently pass...
02/24/2021
Remembering Shirley - EleNotes

Rest in Peace, Shirley.

Howard+Revis bids farewell to a client — a 72-year-old elephant named Shirley — who recently passed away at The Elephant Sanctuary and was prominently featured in our exhibit at The Elephant Discovery Center in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

Shirley survived numerous challenges. She was captured from the wild, sold to a traveling circus, captured by Fidel Castro's forces in Cuba, survived a highway accident, suffered burn injuries escaping a sinking circus ship, and broke her leg during an altercation with another elephant. She embodied resilience and perseverance. In her later years she found peace and enjoyed the companionship of the herd and her loving caregivers at The Elephant Sanctuary.

https://www.elephants.com/news/elenotes/posts/remembering-shirley?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Visit%20Shirley&utm_campaign=022321ShirleyTribute

The Elephant Sanctuary announces the passing of Asian elephant, Shirley, age 72.

02/19/2021

#FlashbackFriday to a H+R favorite project - the Woodlawn Stone Barn.

Woodlawn Farm's 1832 stone barn is both an architectural treasure and a soaring stage for the story of the Underground Railroad in Maryland, the local Quaker community who supported it and the region’s rich agricultural history.

Working closely with the preservation architect to respect the barn’s character, we developed exhibits and an immersive multimedia program that bring visitors face-to-face with the participants in this history as they struggled with nation-changing questions on slavery and freedom.
To protect the historic fabric of the barn, the exhibit projects the multimedia program directly on the stone walls of the interior and uses mobile exhibit components that can be wheeled outside for special events.

Take a peek below!

We have lots to celebrate this month, including finishing production documents for new exhibits at the Carter G. Woodson...
02/03/2021

We have lots to celebrate this month, including finishing production documents for new exhibits at the Carter G. Woodson Home. The timing of this milestone is especially appropriate given that Dr. Woodson is the founder of Black History Month.

Read more about this project, and other recently-opened exhibits, on our website:
https://www.howardrevis.com/whatsnew

02/01/2021
Announcement of the 2021 Black History Theme and Introduction of ASALH’s Inaugural Virtual Festival

Start out Black History Month with ASALH tonight!

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History was started in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson to "promote, research, preserve, interpret, and disseminate information about Black life, history, and culture to the global community." In February 1926, Dr. Woodson launched Negro History Week (now Black History Month) as an initiative to bring national attention to the contributions of Black people throughout American history.

Each year ASALH chooses an annual theme and tonight, ASALH national president Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham will announce the 2021 Black History Theme and introduce ASALH’s Inaugural Virtual Black History Month Festival.

Join the festival tonight at 6 p.m. on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MXKPwIbYwk&ab_channel=ASALHTV

#ASALHFamily #ASALHfestival

Announcement of the Black History Theme and Introduction of ASALH’s Inaugural Virtual Black History Month Festival by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, ASALH Natio...

Congratulations to our graphic design team — Nina Reck, Avery Parker and Brenton Duhan — for earning the coveted Communi...
01/28/2021
George W. Bush Presidential Center | Communication Arts

Congratulations to our graphic design team — Nina Reck, Avery Parker and Brenton Duhan — for earning the coveted Communications Arts Award of Excellence for Typography for the Liberty & Laughter exhibition at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

The exhibit, which explores how presidents use humor to deal with the stress of the presidency and to communicate effectively, employs vivid colors, superscale type, dot and hatch patterns and bold, black linework to achieve the feel of a comic book.

See the award-winning entry published in the Jan-Feb 2021 issue here:
https://www.commarts.com/project/32201/george-w-bush-presidential-center

“The Liberty & Laughter exhibition at the George W. Bush Presidential Center explores how presidents use humor to deal with job stress and t...

Thanks to our client, Terri Freeman, outgoing president of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, for her civil ri...
01/27/2021
Civil Rights Museum carries forth King’s activism under Freeman - MLK50: Justice Through Journalism

Thanks to our client, Terri Freeman, outgoing president of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, for her civil rights leadership during a period of protest, and now, insurrection.

During her six-year tenure at the museum, Terri expertly led a year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination, welcomed visitors to engage with civil rights history and use the museum's grounds as a platform for staging Black Lives Matter protests, organized a virtual dialogue series called "Unpacking Racism for Action," and recently spoke out eloquently in condemnation of the January 6th insurrection in DC. We wish her good luck in her new assignment in Baltimore as executive director at Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.

https://mlk50.com/2021/01/18/civil-rights-museum-carries-forth-kings-activism-under-freeman/

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a deity — he was a man. That’s the message Terri Freeman, outgoing president for the National Civil Rights Museum emphasized in an exit interview earlier this month. Her six-year tenure ends Feb. 3.

The Alexandria Black History Museum's Moss Kendrix Collection is currently in 2nd place for conservation funding through...
01/18/2021
Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts 2020

The Alexandria Black History Museum's Moss Kendrix Collection is currently in 2nd place for conservation funding through The Virginia Association of Museums.

The Moss Kendrix Collection includes hundreds of photographs, some unpublished, of African American political leaders, celebrities and athletes. It is an incredible record of the 20th century middle class African American experience.

The Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program brings attention to endangered artifacts in Virginia & DC. Help the museum win $1000 by voting at the link below.

They've got our vote!

https://vamuseums-org.wishpond.com/virginia-s-top-10-endangered-artifacts-2020/entries/193779991

Vote for your favorite Virginia artifact January 11-20!

The "tree of light" at President Lincoln's Cottage carries nearly 1300 leaf pairs cut from heavy vellum. The tree is sur...
01/15/2021

The "tree of light" at President Lincoln's Cottage carries nearly 1300 leaf pairs cut from heavy vellum.

The tree is surrounded by the history of the Lincolns who lost their son Willy to influenza. That tragic loss is echoed in the stories of eight contemporary families.

Parents visiting the exhibit are invited to write their child's name in silver on one leaf and their fondest memory on the other, finally hang it back on the tree.

More information about the exhibit can be found here: https://www.lincolncottage.org/exhibit/exhibit-on-grief/

Photo credit: Chris Ferenzi Photography

Isabella Aiukli Cornell's prom dress is a main feature in the exhibit Girlhood (It's Complicated) at the National Museum...
01/08/2021
Oklahoma Native American woman's prom dress added to Smithsonian museum's new exhibit 'Girlhood (It's complicated)'

Isabella Aiukli Cornell's prom dress is a main feature in the exhibit Girlhood (It's Complicated) at the National Museum of American History.

Cornell helped design her prom gown: she chose red to bring attention to the violence and abuse faced by Indigenous women and she picked the diamond pattern to reflect a rattlesnake, an important symbol to the Choctaw tribe.

Cornell is a great example of girls using their voices not only for self-expression, but also to instigate social change!
https://oklahoman.com/article/5678795/oklahoma-native-american-womans-prom-dress-added-to-smithsonian-museums-new-exhibit-girlhood-its-complicated

JAN 8, 2021 - In April 2018, Teen Vogue featured Cornell and her prom date, Jalen Black, in an article on how Native teens were using prom fashion to celebrate their heritage and identities.

A beautiful interview with Callie Hawkins, director of programming at President Lincoln's Cottage, in which she discusse...
01/04/2021
Reflecting on Grief at President Lincoln’s Cottage | National Trust for Historic Preservation

A beautiful interview with Callie Hawkins, director of programming at President Lincoln's Cottage, in which she discusses the cottage's newest exhibition: Reflections on Grief and Child Loss.

We are very proud to be a part of this project.

https://savingplaces.org/stories/reflecting-on-grief-at-president-lincolns-cottage#.X_MhmelKi60

A new exhibition from President Lincoln's Cottage grapples with grief the Lincolns felt following the loss of a child, while connecting it to modern stories in order to situate child loss as a timeless struggle.

Sending our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. See you all in 2021!
12/22/2020

Sending our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. See you all in 2021!

Time and again, President Lincoln's Cottage seeks out difficult issues and difficult stories that help us better underst...
12/14/2020

Time and again, President Lincoln's Cottage seeks out difficult issues and difficult stories that help us better understand ourselves. It is a true home for brave ideas, and now, it's a home for a community created by the shared experience of grief.

Reflections on Grief and Child Loss is now open at the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of this project.

President Lincoln's Cottage
12/11/2020
President Lincoln's Cottage

President Lincoln's Cottage

We are finishing installation of our groundbreaking exhibit, Reflections on Grief and Child Loss, today. It opens tomorrow at the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center and can be seen as part of out self-guided tour: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015683/selfguided-experience-of-president-lincolns-cottage-washington-president-lincolns-cottage-at-the-soldiershome . The Lincolns moved to the Cottage after the death of Willie in search of quiet. The exhibit will connect the Lincoln family’s grief with the experience of modern families mourning the loss of children. We hope you’ll visit and help us remember. 🎩

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the oldest house in Washington, DC is a house inside the National ...
12/07/2020
Perspective | This might be Washington’s oldest house, but it came from New England

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the oldest house in Washington, DC is a house inside the National Museum of American History. At the Within These Walls exhibit, we, in collaboration with Bluecadet, used shadow projections on the surface of the house and poetic captioning to bring the stories of the house's inhabitants to life.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/washington-oldest-house/2020/11/28/e27c3480-30d8-11eb-96c2-aac3f162215d_story.html

The largest artifact at American History is a timber-frame house from Ipswich, Mass.

We are pleased to announce that our latest exhibit for the George W. Bush Presidential Center — an exhibit on presidenti...
11/19/2020

We are pleased to announce that our latest exhibit for the George W. Bush Presidential Center — an exhibit on presidential humor — has been selected as a winning entry in the 2021 Communication Arts Typography Competition. Liberty & Laughter embraces the lighter side of the presidency, exploring how presidents intentionally or unintentionally use humor to deal with job stress and communicate effectively. The graphics employ vivid colors, super-scale type, dot and hatch patterns and bold, black line work, giving the exhibit the feel of a walk-thru comic book.

We are very excited for the opening of our latest project, Girlhood (It's complicated), at the National Museum of Americ...
10/05/2020
Girlhood (It's Complicated)

We are very excited for the opening of our latest project, Girlhood (It's complicated), at the National Museum of American History!

The virtual opening is this Thursday, October 8th at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public - visit www.girlhoodlive.com for details and to RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

Beginning Friday, October 9th, the exhibition can be experienced in-person at the museum. Free timed passes are required to visit the museum. Passes can be reserved on the museum's website.

  RSVP Featuring Tank (of Tank & The Bangas) Minnijean Brown-Trickey Jazz Jennings Billie Jean King Kavya Kopparapu Dr. Anthea Hartig Beanie Feldstein Alyson Felix  What do our leaders need to know about girls today? Tell Us                   What did you learn in school about how...

Looking for a way to celebrate the centenary of the 19th amendment this weekend? This Forbes article shares some ideas. ...
08/28/2020
Recognize The Centenary Of The 19th Amendment Across These States

Looking for a way to celebrate the centenary of the 19th amendment this weekend? This Forbes article shares some ideas.

If you're near Virginia, we recommend checking out the Lucy Burns Museum!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/micheleherrmann/2020/08/26/recognize-the-ratification-of-the-19th-us-amendment-across-these-states/

August 26 marks the date when the constitutional right to vote regardless of gender was granted a century ago.

Light up Lucy!To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, build...
08/27/2020

Light up Lucy!

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, buildings and landmarks across the country will light up in purple and gold on August 26, 2020 as part of a nationwide Forward Into Light Campaign, named in honor of the historic suffrage slogan, “Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light.” Hundreds of organizations nationwide will participate including our client, the Lucy Burns Museum.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, the Workhouse, along with other buildings and landmarks across the country, is lighting up in purple and gold this evening as part of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission’s nationwide Forward Into Light Campaign, named in honor of the historic suffrage slogan, “Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light.”

Not the retiring type...Our client, Laura McKie, Executive Director of the Lucy Burns Museum, is a model of how to contr...
08/24/2020
Of prison cells and suffrage | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis

Not the retiring type...

Our client, Laura McKie, Executive Director of the Lucy Burns Museum, is a model of how to contribute after your paid work years are over. Completely on a volunteer basis, she researched the history of Lorton Prison — a prison which in 1917 held 72 women arrested for picketing the White House for women's right to vote — and worked for years to open a museum on that same site. Like the suffragists that the museum honors, Laura taught us the value of clarity of purpose, persistence and perspiration.

Her efforts earned her a proclamation from Fairfax County and this article from her alma mater, Washington University.

Alumna Laura Adams McKie helped build a museum that teaches visitors about the suffrage movement and the prison where women were sent for picketing for the right to vote.

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