“Cabin Construction” Exhibit

I held an internship with Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace, a North Carolina State Historic Site, in the Summer of 2021. During my time, I created a digital exhibit detailing the construction of the Vance family home on site – both the original and the reconstruction. My goal was to provide historic information about ‘pioneer’ construction methods, share the site’s history during its 60th year open, and demonstrate that buildings are changeable beings with stories of their own.

In addition to the Cabin Construction exhibit, I added a ‘collection’ to the website that identifies several tools and their uses in the tool house adjacent to the Vance house.

I wanted this site to be informative for folks at home while encouraging deeper looking for folks at the physical site. QR Codes with links to the website are stationed outside of the Vance house and tool house. I used Omeka.net to create this website as it would be the most user-friendly for both learners and the staff who upkeep it.

Cabin Construction and the tool house collection can be found here.