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Cherokee National Capitol Museum

Location101 S. Muskogee Ave. Tahlequah, OK 74464​, USA, Tahlequah, OK, USA

Type(s) of establishmentHistory Museums

Type Permanent exhibition

Collection Native American artifacts, including books, paintings, clothing, baskets and weapons

Cherokee National History Museum

Capitol Services Museum

The Cherokee National History Museum shares the history and culture of the Cherokee Nation within 4,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space and 1,000 square feet of rotating gallery space.

Exhibits feature commissioned art by Cherokee Nation artists, as well as artifacts on loan from the Smithsonian, Gilcrease Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society and Cherokee National Archives.

The beautiful collections feature a timeline of Cherokee lifestyle from pre-European contact through the Trail of Tears and the revitalization of the tribe after the American Civil War, the release continu.

The Scope

Completed in partnership with Virginia-based Capitol Exhibit Services Inc. , Zone’ scope was to design, fabricate and install approximately 20 display cases of all shapes and sizes, including freestanding cases , recessed wall cases , tables and frameless pedestal cases .

Among the fantastic collections on view in our cases are: a Cherokee basket, recorded as having been carried by a Cherokee family on the move from their eastern homelands during the period of Removal; the bowie knife of Stand Watie, the last Confederate general to surrender in the Civil War; and various tools that date prior to the 1900s, such as a blowgun, wooden bow, arrows and much more.

Among the fantastic collections on view in our cases are: a Cherokee basket, recorded as having been carried by a Cherokee family on the move from their eastern homelands during the period of Removal; the bowie knife of Stand Watie, the last Confederate general to surrender in the Civil War; and various tools that date prior to the 1900s, such as a blowgun, wooden bow, arrows and much more.

Challenge

This specific project included a variety of case designs that called for some of our newest technologies. The necessity to create in-house prototypes for some of the cases was an add-on to the project schedule.

Because the project schedule was very tight, some of the cases could not be fully tested in our shop prior to shipping, which increased the on-site installation time and the trips between our facility and the museum.

Our Solutions

The installation team did an outstanding job in testing some of the most critical cases on-site prior to hand-over .

Some of the defective components, sometimes even complete cases, were returned to our shop for modifications and adjustments, then shipped back on-site using fast-delivery services.

Capitol Exhibit Services’ collaboration was remarkable. Their devoted team was available to help at all times and professionally handled all logistics and communications with the client and the other subcontractors working on-site to complete this project.

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