Overland Traveling Exhibits logo
A History of Walls Traveling Exhibit

A History of Walls: The Borders We Build

Traveling Exhibit

For as long as there have been nations, those nations have built walls.

Today, we're asking why.

The exhibit A History of Walls: The Borders We Build explores four significant historic walls built by nation-states. From the Israel/West Bank Barrier to the Great Wall of China, from the Berlin Wall to the wall along the US-Mexico border, A History of Walls looks at the history of and meaning behind these imposing infrastructural elements.

Presented in both English and Spanish, A History of Walls invites visitors to ask these questions:

  • What were/are these walls meant do?
  • What did they mean in the beginning, and what do we understand them to mean now?
  • How have people interacted with these walls?
  • What roles will walls play in our shared future?
Walls Exhibit floorplan
  • Exhibit fee Starts at $120/day
  • Duration Flexible!
  • Target audience Ages 10 and above
  • Square footage for full exhibit 1,500 ft2
  • Shipping fees Renter pays inbound shipping

The Wall

The centerpiece of the exhibit is a large freestanding wall. It’s imposing. The stories on the wall really make you think. The wall itself makes you feel.

A Note from the Curator
The wall in a History of Walls
QR code for A History of Walls accessibiilty content

Bilingual & Accessible

The entire exhibit is presented in both English and Spanish.

All of the exhibit content is also available in a format optimized for screenreaders. Your visitors can simply scan any of the QR codes throughout the exhibit to be taken to a webpage designed to optimize accessibility.

Visit the Walls Exhibit Content Website
Introduction panel for A History of Walls exhibit
Great Wall panel for A History of Walls exhibit
West Bank panel for A History of Walls exhibit
Feedback element for A History of Walls exhibit

Delivered & Installed

We deliver and install the exhibit, while you sit back and watch! It only takes a few hours to setup.

We dare you to find a traveling exhibit of this scale that takes less of your staff’s precious time!

Delivery & Installation Process
Overland Delivery and Installation
Walls Exhibit marketing resources

Resources to Help You Succeed

The Walls exhibit comes with a growing list of resources to help you do your job.

  • Social media images for you to post
  • A sandwich board to put outside your museum
  • A vinyl banner you can install if you’d like
  • A sample press release you can customize
  • An exhibit poster you can print and post around town
View resources

A History of Walls Schedule

Cost starts at $120 / day, with daily rate declining for longer bookings.

You set the schedule. Dates must be contiguous. Contact us for a quote.

Upcoming Bookings

Jul 8 - Sep 20, 2019 - Coronado Quivira Museum, Lyons, Kansas

Jan 10 - Mar 2, 2020 - Chandler Museum, Chandler, Arizona

Mar 5 - May 9, 2020 - Arizona State Museum, Tucson, Arizona

May 14 - Jul 9, 2020 - El Paso Museum of History, El Paso, Texas

Pending Bookings

Sep 25 - Oct 14, 2019 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Nov 20 - Dec 31, 2020 - Pendleton, Oregon

Feb 11 - Apr 4, 2021 - Omaha, Nebraska

Reserve the exhibit!


"Flint Hills Design produces meticulously researched exhibits that are thoughtful, compelling, evocative, and beautifully crafted. Always mindful of visitor experience and museum resources, their exacting standards are on display with every exhibit they create." Jami Frazier Tracy
Curator of Collections, The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Frequently Asked Questions

What is required to lock in our reservation?

A verbal commitment gets you started (we put the PENDING notification on the calendar), but we require a deposit and a signed hosting agreement to lock it in for sure. If you’re thinking about reserving a date, let us know and we’ll hold it for you until you can get approval for payment.

How does the exhibit travel?

We deliver it and set it up for you! Read about our White Glove Delivery & Installation.

I’ve seen “Founding Institutions” listed on your exhibits before. What does that mean?

We like to recognize those that support our projects from the very beginning. So for the first 5 institutions that book the exhibit, we acknowledge their support by including them in the exhibit credits. It’s a small way of showing our gratitude for those that help to bring these exhibits to life!

Founding Institutions

Thanks to the following institutions for being willing to support this project from the very beginning. We couldn’t have done it without you!

  • Chandler Museum
  • Coronado Quivira Museum
  • El Museo Latino

We’re not a museum, but we’d still like to host the traveling exhibit. Is that possible?

You certainly don’t have to be a museum to host the exhibit, or even a non-profit. So long as you have the space and meet the basic security requirements, you can be a valid host. Please send us a message letting us know your situation and we’ll get the process started!

I’d like to follow along on future projects that you’re building. What’s the best way to stay in touch?

That’s awesome. We’re glad you like what you see. We post a lot of in-progress photos on Facebook, so like us there to see what’s going on. Also, we’d love it if you would join our mailing list. We only send out the good stuff through there–we’re not fans of excess email. Just fill out this form and you’ll be in!