Drake Well Museum, founded by Colonel Edwin Drake, is a museum charting the development of the American oil industry. In addition to featuring a full-scale replica of Edwin Drake’s engine house, the museum has amassed a collection of artifacts pertaining to early American oil exploration and boasts a library containing over 2,500 titles, indoor and outdoor exhibits, a slew of events and programs, tours, and ever-expanding grounds. And just in case you were wondering: Yes! They do offer senior discounts.
Understanding the Museum’s rich appreciation for American Industrialism, outlook, and ingenuity, EMG took a traditional approach in designing materials for the attraction. The ‘Oil Field Journal’ was designed and laid out with an antiquated feel, evoking early oil-well and oil-town industrialism with informative text and easy-to-understand page sequences.
In addition to producing this series of journals for the museum, EMG designed and put into production a scale model of Edwin Drake’s 1959 engine house to be sold in their gift shop; the model was first replicated to exact specifications by our 3-D illustrator and then cut, board by board, by a precise and highly advanced laser. If you happen to find yourself at the Drake Well Museum and enjoy the serenity of model assembly, be sure to swing by the gift shop and pick up one of the replicas!