Our Lives, Our Stories


The Greatest Generation – Americans born between 1900 and 1924 – left an indelible mark on the United States. A permanent exhibit at the Minnesota Historical Society told powerfully the story of the generation that came of age during the Great Depression, fought in World War II and brought about an extended period of prosperity in the 1950s and beyond, and the NEH wanted to take that story to museums across America.
Our Lives Our Stories

In collaboration with Kauffman Museum and Mid-America Arts Alliance, Flint Hills Design crafted a traveling exhibit using lightweight, easy-to-ship components flexible enough to be arranged coherently in a wide variety of exhibit spaces. The exhibit featured a full kitchen and working soda fountain, and translated the MHS’s permanent exhibit into a terse, powerful exploration of what it meant to be American in the 40’s and 50’s.