Driving America, The Henry Ford

This exhibit explores how the automobile shaped and was shaped by Americans across 150 years of history and 80,000 square feet of cars, trucks, horsedrawn vehicles, roadside signs and buildings, and countless small objects, photos, and stories.

Initially hired to develop a style guide and edit labels written by six different curators, my work for The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan quickly expanded to include writing, concept development for touchscreen interactives and the signature film, and participation in photo selection and evaluation of case and graphic layouts. It was a complex and fast-moving project—a testament to a great team.

The team worked with contractors Creative Flow Studio (design), and Cortina Productions (interactives and film). Driving America won two awards: the 2012 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits from the Society for the History of Technology, and a 2012 Cine Golden Eagle award for the signature film, in the Non-Telecast Non-Fiction Division.