Interpretive Exhibit Design by David Lenk
David Lenk

Wheeling Artisan Center

Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation

The Wheeling Artisan Center is a 4,500 square foot blend of interpretive exhibits with a retail crafts gallery. The exhibits invite the visitor to explore Wheeling's 19th century manufacturing heritage through the serialized lives of personalities involved with each of its key industries.

These exhibits employ a wide range of large and industrial artifacts and products from Wheeling's past in contrast with quality modern-day craft items.

David Lenk developed the foundational interactive concept of this experience and worked closely with WNHAC through the research and artifact selection phases. He further refined the final design based on what industries and representative personalities were chosen as topics.

Explus Incorporated fabricated and installed the exhibits.