Confederate Memorial Park | Alabama Historical Commission

Starting with an empty room, Kelton and Eclectic Group developed, designed, and managed the fabrication of this unique visitor’s center for the Alabama Historical Commission at Confederate Memorial Park.

They worked with the site director to write the story line and populate the story with appropriate artifacts. Artifact cases were designed to fit the story and to allow proper traffic flow. All graphic panels with text from the reviewed and approved story were designed.

A comprehensive bid package was written in accordance to state bid laws to solicit fixed price quotes from pre-qualified fabricators. Seven bids were received and the lowest, most responsible fabricator was selected. They then served as the liaison between the AHC and the fabricator to ensure that a quality product was delivered.

A logo for the park was created based on a wood carving found in storage at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. This wood carving depicts the same man as a young soldier and as the old veteran. The carving was also used as the focal point of the first gallery space and, in a way, influenced the floor plan of the entire museum.

Follow on work by Kelton Design has included a printed visitor’s guide and interior furnishings work on a new, historically correct, soldiers barracks, circa 1861, as well as park signage and walking tour guide.