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Blue and Gray Education Society (BGES),
a long-time client, for whom we have interpreted many historic sites.
Crossroads Battlefield We provided five signs for this
battlefield park and the Association for the Preservation of Civil War
Sites (APCWS), now the Civil War Preservation Trust.
Civil War Battlefield Park Since 1998, we have provided
17 interpretive signs, using the interpretive plan of White Star Consulting,
Doug Cubbison, Principal, for the Maury County Convention & Visitor's
Bureau and the APCWS.
Mountain Civil War Battlefield Park We completed one of
our largest projects — 17 signs, interpreting the Battle of South
Mountain at Crampton Gap, for this Maryland state park and the BGES.
Creek Battlefield Foundation Working directly for the BGES
and with Dr. Joe Whitehorn, a military historian, we designed and fabricated
11 signs for the Cedar Creek Battlefield.
Springs, Mississippi Working with the BGES, retired
Brigadier General Parker Hills, and the Holly Springs Tourism Bureau,
we developed and fabricated eight signs interpreting the December 1862
raid of Confederate General Earl Van Dorn.
Focus This company is owned by Parker Hills, a good friend
and one of the most effective and entertaining battlefield guides — teachers
really — that I have ever heard. Parker has been a noted
military staff ride leader since 1987 and his clients include military
and corporate leaders, as well as regular folks.
of Mobile Bay Civil War Trail This
is the largest project we have undertaken to date: Under development
since 2001, we have produced a driving tour guide, "Damn the Torpedoes!" The
Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865, and 19 signs interpreting the Civil
War campaigns of 1864 and 1865 for control of Mobile and Mobile Bay.
Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, one of the clients for
which we developed the Battle of Mobile Bay Civil War Trail.
Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau, one of the clients
for which we developed the Battle of Mobile Bay Civil War Trail.
of Mobile, a vital partner during the
development of the Battle for Mobile Bay Civil War Trail.
- Limestone County Chamber of Commerce We provided 7 panels
for the Courthouse Square in Athens, Alabama, in 2005 and developed their
antebellum trail guide, Columns & Culture: History's Gracious Echoes,
Boone Wilderness Trail Association Michael is a member
of this Association, which is dedicated to the documentation, development,
interpretation, and designation of the Wilderness Trail (ca. 1760 - 1810)
as a National Historic Trail. Michael is chair of a committee charged
with the development of a guide folder for the Tennessee portion of the
trail. This is a work in progress.
Shoals State Historic Site We developed the exterior
interpretative signage of this state site from the ground up, as it were,
installing four signs and using the park, which lies about five miles
from our office, as a testing ground for new media and laminates. This
is an important site on the historic Wilderness Trail. (See below.)
Exchange Place is a living history 19th
century farm site which recaptures life in the early 1800s. And
it was a relay station on the Old Stage Road. It is an important
stop on the Tennessee portion of the Wilderness Trail.
Inn A restored house museum and historic boatyard
complex on the Holston River, the Inn was later a way station on the
Old Stage Road and is another important stop on the Wilderness Trail.
East Tennessee Tourism Association SunSyne Graphics will
soon join this organization, which is dedicated to the development
and maintenance of tourism in North East Tennessee. As you
can see from our work on the Wilderness Trail, we hope to do our
Heritage Alliance Based in Jonesborough, Tennessee's oldest
town and the home of the International Storytelling Center, the Heritage
Alliance is dedicated to preserving and promoting the architectural,
cultural, and historical heritage of our region. We are members.
Blue & Gray
Magazine. We advertise in this magazine and are
required by self interest to do our part to keep the magazine in the
The same can be said for all of these fine
Civil War Magazine, Civil
War News, Civil
War Times Magazine, and North
and South Magazine.
Cortner, a talented photographer and a good friend, is also our webworker, so we couldn't leave him
out. (Even if we wanted to!)
Repertory Theatre John, our graphic designer, is
an accomplished actor and singer, who has performed frequently in this
theatre. They are good friends.
Community Theatre. John has also performed in this
theatre quite often and has won several awards there. They are
also good friends.
and Jill Turpin are talented artists
and musicians and are also good friends of ours.
Counts is another friend who is a wonderful
artist and actor — and an amusing wit. Check out his web
site and prepare to be entertained. (Bill passed away in 2011, but his website lives on.)