Using objects to tell a story has been a strong point for history museums throughout the years.

George Bowditch and Holman J. Swinney recognize this strength of historical organizations and provide a guide for crafting compelling exhibits that highlight objects and their relation to history.

They focus on the physical aspects of the exhibit in order to better display objects driving the narrative.

They overview the planning and organization, preparation, lighting, and installation.

A list of exhibit materials, along with where to purchase them, is included along with a bibliography of additional resources to consult.

Technical Leaflet #4 (1969)