Illustration: Lynda Wallis

Oak Forest, Illinois 

Interpretive Master Plan; Exhibit, Graphic and Wayfinding Design

This project involved creating an interpretive site plan, interpretive graphics and exhibit experiences along trails which wound through a site holding, conservatively speaking, surprising  stories beneath its surface. Evidence of the largest Native American settlement in Northeastern Illinois as well as the remains of over 95,000 indigent Chicagoans are features this site “holds very close to its vest” and would be kept secret from all who gazed across its 300 acres but for interpretive storytelling at critical points along its winding trails.

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve Website