Set in a breathtaking landscape, Hilferty made the most of interpretation both inside and outside.
 Life-sized dioramas draw visitors into the challenges faced by early settlers, and bring to life the men, women, and children who braved the frontier.
 A variety of graphics including excerpts from primary archival sources and historic photographs are used throughout the exhibits.
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 Shadows and voices bring the experience of wagon travel to life, as silhouettes of pioneers converse as twilight falls on the trail.
 Exhibit tableaus have room for interactive programs led by museum staff.
 The site is comprised of a museum center and outbuildings, and Hilferty developed interpretive and visitor flow plans incorporating all spaces.
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