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Project Experience

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site


The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site celebrates Bell’s wide-ranging interests and inventive work, much of it undertaken at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Thanks to the work of the Aeronautical Experiment Association (AEA), Baddeck was the site of the first powered flight in the British Empire in 1909 by the Silver Dart, designed by Bell and his team and piloted by AEA member J.A. McCurdy.

Lord Cultural Resources was asked to join a team led by WHW Architects and A.L. Arbic Consulting to complete an Attraction Expansion Feasibility Study for the Site. In particular, the expansion will include a new gallery celebrating the achievements of the AEA and the flight of the Silver Dart, as well as a new Innovation Centre which will feature interactive exhibitions and a range of public and academic programs. To support the team’s work, Lord Cultural Resources completed an interpretive concept for the new components and provided an analysis of facility needs along with a series of related recommendations to support that experience.