Wilderness Graphics planned, designed, fabricated, and installed an exhibit located in a 275-square-foot room, highlighting the history of Captiva Island. The room size proved to be a great opportunity for us to utilize our creative team to develop a unique and “captivating” design. We turned the small room into the cabin of a mail boat – a strong historic feature of the early 20th century on Captiva. The mail boat was used to cross the bay every day to deliver mail and supplies to the islanders, a symbol of their isolation and independence. It retired in 1963. In our exhibit, each window of the boat is transformed into a “Window to the Past.”
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A Closer Look
Overall, we determined that the best way to capture Captiva and its charming history was to utilize technology to not only create a moving space, but to enhance the visitor experience. Touchscreens and video productions allow more information to be shared and easily updated, adding flexibility and longevity to the exhibit.
We would like to thank the Captiva Island Historical Society for providing us with this wonderful opportunity to preserve Captiva’s history and culture.