History Exhibits
Making stories of the past relevant to the present.

From St. Petersburg Florida to Takamatsu Japan

St. Petersburg and Takamatsu Japan had a shotgun wedding just after WWII.  They were encouraged to become sister cities to build relations between the US and Japan.  Curiously, the cities had much in common.  The temporary exhibit explored both the similarities and cultural differences.

200 objects in 1,000 sf

Location: St. Petersburg Museum of History; St. Petersburg, FL

East Meets West

“Flying” kites tells the story of Japanese kite festivals.

East Meets West

Common Threads wall highlights the similarities and differences between the sister cities, comparing pine cones, dirt, sports, manhole covers, iconic bridges and other effects of community life.