The resources below are from the Fall 2019 The Road to Great Exhibits workshop series. They offer extensive information about affordable uses of technolgoy within exhibits, as well as research resources, interpretive writing, and visual stortelling using examples from Texas transportation history. All materials presented, used, and distributed at the in-person workshops are available for download, plus further resources on using technology in exhibits and conducting research on Texas transportation history. The travelling exhibit banners and text may be downloaded, printed, and used at your museum. Please contact Museum Services with questions about any of these resources.
Presentation 1: Interpretive Writing and Design
Exercise 1: Writing, Editing, and Design
Presentation 2: Interactive Programs and Technology
Exercise 2: Build Your Own with Adobe Spark
Workshop Image Credits
Script for Workshop Activities
Research Resources: Exhibit Panels, Digital Interactive, and Workshop Exercise
The Development of Highways in Texas: A Historic Context of the Bankhead Highway and Other Historic Named Highways
Texas Heritage Magazine: Texas Travel Issue
Texas Department of Transportation Annual Reports
Let Us Be Your Guide: Exploring TxDOT's Historical Resources
Banner Printing Information
Dirt to Highways Banner, Text, and Images
Roads to the Past Banner, Text, and Images
Stuck in the Mud Banner, Text, and Images
Traveling Exhibits Related to Transportation
Engaging the Public Through Content Marketing
November 12, 2019
What is content marketing, and how it can be used as a tool to share information with the public in support of your institutional mission? Laura Cruzada from the Texas Department of Transportation and Kate Betz from the Bullock Texas State History Museum share examples of content marketing from their organizations and discuss strategies for balancing it with more traditional marketing techniques. Learn concrete steps that you can take to better engage your community through free or low-cost local marketing efforts.
Webinar Resources Handout
Incorporating Transportation History Into Exhibits
December 5, 2019
Are you considering researching and incorporating transportation history into your museum exhibits? Learn about the many resources available from The Texas Department of Transportation and other sources, as well as how to access them, and best practices for utilizing them your exhibits. Using examples from exhibits across the state, this webinar focuses on strategies for using these resources to tell local stories that support your community's history.
Webinar Resources Handout
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