Escalante Heritage Center

Culture / Planning / Visitor Center

Escalante, Utah

Rising to challenges in a rugged, isolated pioneer town.

The Escalante Heritage Center’s mission is to preserve and share the history of one of the country’s most remote regions. With a focus on the Mormon settlers who established the first permanent settlements, the center’s stories are of hardship overcome, community spirit, great faith, and enduring love for a sublime landscape. EDX helped the Center to formalize their interpretive planning framework before developing an exhibit concept plan for interactive, multimedia exhibits with integrated video experiences.

The architectural firm of Naylor Wentworth Lund has created building designs that seamlessly integrate exhibits within a dramatic building overlooking the Escalante Valley. EDX created an exhibit concept plan, now a key component of fundraising efforts to implement the site and exhibits.