POST HOSPITAL

Fort Davis, TX

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Exhibit Design: Wondercabinet Interpretive Design Inc.
Exhibit Graphics: Proun Design, LLC
Exhibit Fabrication: Mystic Scenic Studios, Inc.
Design/Build Budget: $129k

Nobody likes going to the hospital. But imagine getting sick or injured in the late-1800s when standard treatments for ailments included mercury, arsenic, and strychnine and the instruments in the doctor’s bag had an unsettling resemblance to the tools in your dad’s garage!

Wondercabinet Interpretive Design, Inc. and Proun Design, LLC have designed exhibits interpreting the state-of-the-art in medical technology at a Civil War era hospital in Fort Davis, Texas. Interpretive panels feature profiles of five patients that spent time in the post hospital. Their stories are told over successive panels and entice visitors to the Post Hospital building across the field. Once there, visitors can find out how these patients fared and, through simple interactive exhibits, try their own hand at diagnosing treatments.