First as a volunteer during the summer of 1975 (while I worked as a blackjack dealer), and then as a full-time exhibit designer on the subsequent winter project to renovate the building and revamp the displays, I worked for Dawson City Museum in the Yukon Territory. At the same time I completed a professional correspondence course from the Canadian Museums Association. Subsequently I also redesigned the Gold Room exhibit at Dawson's Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Years later, while I taught at the University of Kentucky, I was asked to be a humanities advisor for the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, Kentucky (which opened on Oct. 12, 1994). I was involved in the project as it developed from an empty warehouse space to an impressive museum with displays that worked on two levels: for sighted and blind visitors. Other related work includes being the curator of the virtual museum The Skeptiseum (www.skeptiseum.org).
Shown here, along with a newspaper article on the Dawson City Museum's opening, is a blacksmith-shop display I created and a brochure I designed -- both for that museum. Also shown is my signage for the Gold Room.