Embarking on an exciting collaboration with the Pella Historical Society and Museums
GSM Project has been mandated by the Pella Historical Society and Museums (PHSM) staff and board to design and build a thematic exhibition all about Wyatt Earp, the iconic lawman of the Wild West.
Visitors embark upon a journey exploring the true stories and the myths surrounding Wyatt Earp, one of the most notorious and infamous lawmen of the Wild West. The exhibition is to be located in the renovated Van Spanckeren Row House, where the Earp family lived during the Civil War. It will be opened to the public in the spring of 2021.
“The lore surrounding the Earp family—specifically Wyatt Earp—is a complex one. Was he a good guy? A bad guy? Somewhere in between? Our hope is that the visitor will leave the exhibit having the information to make up their own mind about a young man who spent the seminal years of his boyhood with his family in a small Dutch town in Iowa” Val Van Kooten, Director of the Pella Historical Society and Museums (PHSM).
“With the Wyatt Earp project — an exciting collaboration with Pella Historical Society and Museums — we have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a remarkably complex story, and to tell that story in the very house where it all started. There is a kind of authenticity that comes from that immediacy, when we can say things like “this is the room where young Wyatt really lived.” Our challenge is to use that authenticity to create an experience that is emotional, surprising, and unforgettable … one that will shed some light on what life might have been like for the Earps in this house in this town in the middle of the 19th century.” Jeremy Taylor, director of business development - North America
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Having proudly created The Life of Sally Hemings experience at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, GSM Project is privileged to have the opportunity to design another historical and heritage-focused experience in the United States of America.
To learn more about the life of Wyatt Earp, visit the Pella Historical Society and Museums (PHSM) website.