Client: Solid Light, Inc.
Project: American Civil War Museum
Location: Richmond, VA


The newly opened museum, located in the former capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War, is situated by the James River in a beautiful building that connects old and new. The exterior of the building demonstrates that perfectly. A modern glass building connects to the old brick walls of Tredegar Ironworks, which produced much of the heavy artillery for the Confederacy. Inside the building the exhibit starts, and a beautiful visual story is told by numerous beautiful displays, showcasing a lot of historic artifacts and details that will even excite those that have visited numerous other war museums.

Our solutions

  • DOLLAR BILLS: (20) curved pillow cased frames, covered with printed Blockout Stretch
  • FLAGS: various single sided aluminum extrusion profiles, type Heavy 27, covered with printed Blockout Stretch


It was an honor that our client Solid Light, Inc. selected CEES SMIT, Inc. to contribute to the visual storytelling of this great project. For the general exhibit, a collection of historic flags were printed on Blockout Stretch and framed onto our single sided aluminum extrusion profile, type Heavy 27, and they were hung from the ceiling throughout the exhibition. Sizes varied.

For a temporary exhibit named “Greenback America”, that visualizes what role money played during the war, a number of historic dollar bills were enlarged and displayed as pillow cased graphics on 1.5 inch round tube frames. The material used was Blockout Stretch. The level of details, finesse and craftsmanship are evident throughout the entire museum, and it has been great to see great things created with a high level of professionalism, which both companies stand for.

Photo credits: Sequoia Smit
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We've been really pleased with the process of working with CEES SMIT and appreciate everything they've done to get graphics to us in perfect condition.

Cynthia TorpOwner/President
American Civil War Museum
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