Atomic Carrots is proud to unveil an immersive transformation of a former banquet hall into a captivating gallery that narrates Marshall County's rich transportation history. The re-designed space, aptly named the Transportation Gallery, takes visitors on a journey through time, offering a poignant and educational experience.
The first section, aptly titled "Origins," pays homage to the Potawatomi people, the original inhabitants of the region. Central to this tribute is a meticulously crafted wigwam, serving as a poignant representation of traditional Potawatomi homes. Positioned against window panels adorned with a picturesque fall forest, printed on translucent vinyl, the setting not only captures the essence of the Potawatomi's dwellings but also the challenging weather they faced during the forced removal from their lands.
Collaborating closely with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center, we were honored to incorporate their valuable insights, text, and images into the Origins section. The Cultural Heritage Center's contribution not only enhances the authenticity of the exhibit but also ensures a respectful representation of the Potawatomi's history.
An innovative touch to the gallery is the custom-designed reading rails, strategically placed to guide visitors through the narratives seamlessly. The title of each storyline is displayed perpendicular to the wall, reminiscent of a train station sign, subtly emphasizing the overarching theme of transportation that runs through Marshall County's history.
Beyond aesthetic appeal, the Transportation Gallery stands as a testament to Atomic Carrots' commitment to blending creativity with historical accuracy. By transforming this space, we aim to not only preserve Marshall County's transportation legacy but also provide a thought-provoking experience that resonates with visitors, fostering a deeper appreciation for the interconnected threads of history that have shaped the region.