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A History of Walls:
The Borders We Build

A History of Walls Traveling Exhibit
A History of Walls traveling exhibit installed at the Chandler Museum in Chandler, AZ.

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
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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
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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
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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
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A History of Walls Schedule

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

You set the schedule. Contact us for a quote.


Upcoming Bookings

Mar 5 - May 9, 2020 - Arizona State Museum, Tucson, Arizona Cancelled - COVID-19

May 14 - Jul 9, 2020 - El Paso Museum of History, El Paso, Texas Cancelled - COVID-19

Jun 5 - Aug 14, 2021 - Irving Archives & Museum, Irving, Texas

Jul 18 - Oct 16, 2022 - Lubbock, Texas

Pending Bookings

Feb 11 - Apr 4, 2021 - Omaha, Nebraska

Oct 28 - Dec 31, 2022 - Moorhead, Minnesota

Past Bookings

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

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

Reserve the exhibit!

Testimonials


"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

How big are the exhibit components?

The central wall element of the exhibit is quite large--it stands over 9' tall and is 20' long when fully assembled (although it can also be lowered to 7.5' tall and shortened in 4' increments as needed if the display space requires it).

  • The L-shaped units are around 4' wide, and stand just under 8' tall. There are 5 L-shaped units total.
  • The display crate holding the tv has a footprint of 25" x 52" with access preferred on 4 sides.
  • The bench placed in front of the tv is around 18" wide by 94" long.

The arrangement of the elements is totally flexible. There is an ideal layout for the show, but it can be arranged in a number of configurations depending on the space. Only one electrical outlet is needed to power the a/v unit. The exhibit does not come with its own lights.

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