What would your life be like without commercial transportation? Whether by boat, plane, barge, or train, transportation plays a key role in our lives. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Intermodal Transportation Museum explores this vital link, focusing on the man-made canal between the Tennessee River and Tombigbee River, known as the Tennesseee-Tombigbee Waterway.
Wilderness Graphics planned, designed, fabricated, and installed educational exhibits for the museum in Columbus, Mississippi. Check out the video below to see it come to life, or explore the gallery!
The Pilot House
The Pilot House was a small existing structure that we completely redesigned. We enclosed it and turned it into a small theater. Using local talent, we wrote, filmed, produced, and edited a 3-screen video aimed at children and adults, alike. The production recruits visitors as crew for a virtual river barge journey down the waterway, including entering and exiting a lock. Console equipment offers interactive opportunities between shows.
The History of Transportation
This gallery explores the beginnings of transportation to what it is today. It focuses on roads, railroads, and waterways. A “living newspaper” shows early shots of the Tenn-Tom Waterway construction. We incorporated an existing model of the Vienna steamboat, adding furnishings to complement the wood textures of the exhibit. Printed substrates include Sintra® PVC and wood.