Plainsboro Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey
In May 2019, Hunter Research assisted the Township of Plainsboro in celebrating the Township’s centennial with a new 100th anniversary exhibit. Exhibit planning was initiated several years earlier when the Township embarked on a project to rehabilitate the National Register-listed Wicoff House, the historic home of one of the Township’s founders. Hunter Research, in tandem with Clarke Caton Hintz Architects, worked on a preservation plan for the house, which envisioned a new museum on the house’s first floor and office space on the second. Working with artifacts collected by the Plainsboro Historical Society and donated to the Township, Hunter Research designed and installed a curated exhibit of objects illustrating themes from the Township’s history including its people, agriculture, transportation and government. One of the highlights of the exhibit is a “Centennial Timeline” that was developed with input from local residents. The exhibit officially opened during a gala celebration of Plainsboro Founders Day. As an adjunct to this project, Hunter Research also inventoried a collection of over 2,000 objects and made recommendations for conservation and storage of those objects not left on public display.