Frontier Culture Museum Crossing Gallery and Education Center

Staunton, Virginia

A New Education Center Celebrates Virginia History

For several decades, the Frontier Culture Museum has envisioned building a new gallery to explore the intersection between the diverse cultures of the Shenandoah Valley of southwestern Virginia. With the new Crossing Gallery and Education Center, the museum will have an indoor facility featuring galleries for permanent and rotating exhibits, studios for education and school group programs, special event space, and visitor amenities.

The 40,200-square-foot Crossing Gallery and Education Center will house permanent and temporary exhibits alongside ticketing, a gift shop, and administrative spaces. The project also entails the design and construction of a new 2,000-square-foot collection storage building, a 7,500-square-foot maintenance building, and the renovation of the existing 16,400-square-foot welcome center to introduce new educational spaces.

The Education Center will expand upon the stories, themes, and programs available in the museum’s existing outdoor exhibits with expanded educational capabilities and space for more visitors  in a fully accessible facility.

Mueller is an associated MEP engineer for this landmark project, collaborating with the DLR Group, which leads the project as the design architect. Previously, Mueller partnered with Quinn Evans during the project’s initial feasibility stage.

Architect

DLR Group

Client History

2018: Frontier Culture Museum Feasibility Study; Quinn Evans

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