We spent this winter/spring participating in the Pendleton Town Hall Window Display. The Pendleton Placemaking Advisory Team spearheaded a year-round Town Hall Window Display Program to showcase the spirit of the community. The Placemaking Advisory Team invited local organizations and businesses to apply to sponsor and decorate the two window bays of the Town Hall Council Chambers for the 2023 calendar year. We decided to partner with a local organization in our efforts to participate. After discussing with some of our friends at the Town Hall, we asked the Pendleton Historical Museum if they would be interested in partnering with us for the display. To our excitement, they agreed. We collaborated and determined that our joint display would show a then and now of Pendleton: images, plans, drawings, and items depicting the growth and change over the years. We wanted to blend the history of the Town with the work we’ve completed for the Town. Our goal, when working in any community, is engineering and designing with the intent of making that community home to many for generations to come. Pendleton is no different, and we believe our joint displays share the history and growth of the Town in a beautiful way.
Overall, the partnership was a great success, and we are thankful for the Historical Museum and their willingness to work with us. In preparation for the display, we had a great time walking through the Museum and finding items to tie in with our more recent projects while also using some of their images and items to bring to life the Town’s history. We’ve included pictures here of the three displays; below are brief explanations of what each showcase included.
It was a treat for our team to be engaged in a project like this. If you’re in the Pendleton area, stop by the Historical Museum to browse their collection. The Museum is open May through October on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. You won’t be disappointed by the Town’s incredible history, and we’re confident you’ll learn something new about Pendleton–we sure did!
Display #1 (February 2023) featured historic and recent photos of Falls Park. We also showed historic and current images of Water Street and the road design plans.
For Display #2 (March 2023), the Historical Museum featured the Town’s school history, while our window showed drone footage of the Town water plant and the plant design plans.
In the Museum’s window, Display #3 (April 2023) showcased historical shots in Pendleton blended with updated images from 2023. The Banning Engineering window featured the community engagement (Tornado Cleanup and Tree Planting) we’ve participated in throughout the time we’ve worked with the Town.