Interpretive Planning • Exhibit Design
Design Division, Inc. 42 West Street Hadley MA 01035 413 549 0510
Click the image to the left to see the view from the Greylock summit cam.
Mount Greylock State Reservation, MA
Client: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Following a major restoration of its historic 11-mile long parkway, DCR wanted to improve interpretive site signs and update its visitor center exhibits at its 13,500-acre flagship wilderness state park. Design Division and DCR produced a comprehensive master plan for the park interpretation that included a unifying theme: the park is an island in time with a remarkable geological, ecological and historic heritage unlike any other in the state. The new exhibits enhance the visitor experience at the park and reinforce the interpretive themes with an expansive large screen orientation theater; weather station that displays weather both at the summit and visitor center; dioramas and semi-immersive environments, and numerous displays mounted on railings that visitors can touch or interact with. New interpretive signs integrated into waysides along the parkway connect the scenic views to cultural and natural history.