con·nect (v) /ke’nekt/
Bring together or into contact so that a real link is established.
Join together so as to provide access and communication.
CVHS Annual Spring Membership Meeting
Our speaker is William Maple, Creative Director for Maple & Associates, a multi-disciplinary interpretive design firm with a wide range of experience in the creation of environments for museums, visitor centers, temporary and traveling exhibitions. William is also a past member of the Ventura County Cultural Heritage Board.
We welcome all CVHS members and invite everyone from the community to join us too. Be ready to join a conversation about how YOUR museum can better connect with OUR community! No charge. Delish refreshments provided.
Read about William Maple:
William Maple is a global interpretive designer with very local roots. As a graduate from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in “Environmental Design,” he got his start working in the campus art gallery—never knowing it would be the beginning of a lifelong career. For over 30 years William has been designing a variety of exhibits throughout the United States and in countries as far away as Korea.
His favorite projects can become deeply personal. These include: The National Prisoner of War Museum, The Cherokee Trails of Tears Exhibit and the redesign of the George H.W. Bush (41) Presidential Library and Museum. William has used his professional skills to develop exhibits at Mission San Juan Capistrano and at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library where he designed the President’s centennial exhibit.
William has also been an active member in our local community. He spearheaded the landmark evaluation of both the first built Thousand Oaks City Hall (401 Hillcrest) and Timber School (Conejo Valley High School). He eventually served on the Ventura County Cultural Heritage Board working toward the preservation of various points of interest in our community.
Currently he is designing an exhibit in Minnesota featuring the history of the First Avenue music venue and an installation of the Cherokee, Sequoyah Birthplace Museum.