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:
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 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
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
The Walls exhibit comes with a growing list of resources to help you do your job.
Cost starts at $120 / day, with daily rate declining for longer bookings.
You set the schedule. Contact us for a quote.
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 •
Feb 11 - Apr 4, 2021 - Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 28 - Dec 31, 2022 - Moorhead, Minnesota
Jul 8 - Sep 20, 2019 - Coronado Quivira Museum, Lyons, Kansas ••
Jan 10 - Mar 2, 2020 - Chandler Museum, Chandler, Arizona ••
"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
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 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.
Thanks to the following institutions for being willing to support this project from the very beginning. We couldn’t have done it without you!