This was a fun project that was done quickly and on a very limited budget. The Westmorland Historical Society owns several heritage properties in Dorchester, NB, and operates two museums. Last summer’s main exhibit featured antique furniture made in Westmorland County. Posters, interpretive panels and the tour guide were all produced within a few weeks. The graphics for these materials were inspired by the wooden inlay on a finely-crafted cradle; a highlight of the exhibit.
Homey Elegance – Aspiring Gentility was hosted by the Keillor House Museum, a place I recommend you visit if you’re ever in southeastern New Brunswick, and want to experience domestic life in the 1800s. The museum also features a regular exhibit of articles and artifacts from the nearby Dorchester Penitentiary, and a comprehensive genealogy centre.