Mount Vernon Education Center

For the education center at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s homestead in Virginia, large-scale tableaus of graphics, props, and recreated environments immerse visitors in scenes from Washington’s life and career.

Text panels are organized in a descending hierarchy of titles and subtitles, inspired by the typography of political publications of the era. Ghosted background images mimic the watermark tax stamps that helped spark a revolution.


The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center
Mount Vernon, Virginia
17,000 sq. ft.
Design firm: Christopher Chadbourne & Associates