Upgrades and exhibit installation at Roxbury Heritage State Park project finalized

Clarendon Hill Consulting is pleased to announce that upgrades and renovations at the Roxbury Heritage State Park near Dudley Square have been finalized and the exhibit installation is now open to the public. ChillCons had been retained by the Department of Conservation and Recreation to design upgrades to the historic Dillaway-Thomas House and the State Park and to develop and install an exhibit about the history of Roxbury and its people.
Once the headquarters for General John Thomas, who led troops in the Continental Army during the Siege of Boston, and later the home of the Dillaway's, the House has a very rich history (dating back to the mid-18th century). Over the years it withstand wars and fire and became a symbol for revolution and endurance. Its story along with those of many famous Roxbury residents has been revived in our new exhibit.

The designs for the park, the house and the exhibit were informed by a strong public outreach approach which drew on feedback from key stakeholders and the public. Starting of with a visioning workshop, ideas and goals for the designs were gathered, upon which several alternatives were prepared. Then, input on the alternatives was gathered. Finally, alternative designs were discussed and, in collaboration with the client and key stakeholders, preferred designs selected and finalized. In addition to four public meetings, we conducted interviews with stakeholders and targeted outreach meetings. The latter included meetings with students and the elderly and resulted in a proposal for inclusion of the new exhibit contents into the Boston Public School curriculum (history and social sciences).

Come and check out the renovated house, beautiful park and brand new exhibit which lets you step back in time!

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