The National Medal of Honor
Williamson County History and
Fort Nashborough History Center
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
The Three Forts of Presque Isle
and Interpretive Center
The Wallace Rayfield Museum
Tennessee’s Backroad Heritage
Fort Negley Historical Park
Craven Terrace Housing Authority
Tennessee State Parks
• The Wallace Rayfield Museum
• Tennessee’s Backroad Heritage
• Fort Negley Historical Park
• Craven Terrace Housing Authority
• Tennessee State Parks
At Encore Interpretive Design, we build powerful narratives that create enduring memories for audiences of all ages.
Since 2008, we’ve worked with a wide array of collaborators, strategic partners, and clients, including museums, historic sites, visitor centers, preservation organizations, government agencies, and other history-related groups. Our primary goal is to deliver authentic stories that are engaging, impactful, and inspiring. As historians, facilitators, experiential designers, content creators, and project administrators, we listen to our clients and take pride in paying close attention to the details. Just ask a few of our recent customers.
• The National Medal of Honor
• Williamson County History
and Cultural Center
• Fort Nashborough History Center
• Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
• The Three Forts of Presque Isle
and Interpretive Center
David’s dedication to the project was evident and his ability to tell the story of events in an original manner while providing a valuable visitor experience was evident in all aspects of the site. I appreciated David’s attention to detail and creative approach to bringing the Ft. Nashborough project to life!"
Metro Nashville Parks
"Encore provided the highest quality of services in leading the planning, design and historical content development of the Fort Nashborough History Center.
His belief in historical accuracy and authenticity was the hallmark of our design effort to produce an immersive, learning experience in our gallery. I give David the strongest of recommendations as a consultant for any history-related project."
R. Admiral Noah Long
"I had the great pleasure to work with David over a three-year period on the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, TN.
Encore and the Power of Transmedia Storytelling
Encore has grown exponentially during the last ten years, adding project management and now experiential design as keys to creating more immersive and emotional environments for audiences and individuals that seek the transformational experiences museums and historic sites were always meant to deliver.
Back in 1996, David Currey started Frontier Interpretive Design and Resource fresh out of grad school as an independent interpretive planning company hoping to combine his background in documentary film with a degree in public history. His early work amounted to small local projects involving historic sites and preservation. However, in 2001 he closed Frontier after landing a job as museum director to get a better understanding of the inner workings of the industry. The experience was eye opening as he witnessed museums struggling to adopt new media and immersive experiences into their lexicon of interpretive tools. Encouraged by retired National Park Service Chief Historian and friend, Ed Bearss, he plunged back into the world of independent consulting, resulting in Encore Interpretive Design, a bigger and bolder venture into the world of visitor experience planning and content creation.