Haley Sharpe To Design Port Welcome Center Displays
By CANAVERAL PORT AUTHORITY // June 11, 2012
(ABOVE VIDEO: ‘STATE OF THE PORT’ 2012)
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – British firm Haley Sharpe Design, creators of displays for famous attractions around the world including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., has been tasked with planning the exhibits that will occupy about 5,500 square feet of the future seven-story Port Welcome Center and create a real tourist attraction.
In preliminary plans presented to the Port Authority, Haley Sharpe said the displays would take visitors on a journey through 12,000 years of area history, from treasure hunting, military battles and Ponce de Leon’s Florida landing to today’s beach culture, space exploration and thriving industries.
Full advantage will be taken of the advanced technology that is transforming today’s museums into interactive adventures.
Exhibits created just for the Port could include a virtual ship bridge from which visitors could pilot a cruise ship through the Canaveral Channel or a display of the changing Brevard coastline through history.
Individuals, businesses and community groups can become involved with the Welcome Center through sponsorships that will help fund these exhibits. More details will be released soon.
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