Interpretive Signage Added To Landscape!
Interpretive signage is self-sufficient: it provides a high-quality interpretive experience without the requirements of staff or facilities to maintain. They are a consistent message available to many visitors at one time, can be viewed at the visitors' convenience, and are available 24 hours a day.
"Chrisholm board members have been talking for quite a while about having more information about the summer kitchen and cellar for our visitors. We consider these two areas as being among the most interesting on the Chrisholm site but little information about them has been available in the past. In 2014 Anne Jantzen wrote a grant proposal to the W.E. Smith Family Charitable Trust asking for funds to create interpretive signs for both the cellar and summer kitchen. Our request was granted and we received approximately $4000.00 for this purpose."
"Our Friends of Chrisholm intern, Kelsey Sturgill, researched and produced the wording for the signs and she also selected the photographs. Ashley Keith, an intern with MetroParks, assisted us with the design work. I acted as project director/coordinator. The signs were produced and installed by Lois Schmidt of Signery2, a Butler County business. The process -- from idea, to research, to creation of signs -- took about six months." Quotes per Anne Jantzen
2015 MARKS THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FRIENDS OF CHRISHOLM!