Mount St. Mary’s University
American Catholism took root on the hills overlooking the Emmitsburg Valley in Maryland. Mount St. Mary’s University administers the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes and contracted with Marketechs to develop, fabricate and install exhibits for a new site visitors center. Marketechs worked closely with the University’s secular and religious staff, project architects and builders. This collaboration allowed Marketechs to develop designs that complemented the architect’s vision. Marketechs incorporated research from University archives, sacred objects from the University’s and Seminary’s collections and wrote interpretive text. When assembled and installed, the exhibit captured the essence of the sanctuary and the spirital devotion of visiting pilgrims.