case study » martha washington website

Most people have only a vague impression of Martha Washington, mainly as a dowdy old woman. In reality, Martha led a vibrant life as mistress of a large household, teacher, hostess of large parties of influential people, and a proud and accomplished needleworker. Mt. Vernon approached the Center for History and New Media to develop a website that would bring Martha’s world to life through words and pictures in a way that would appeal to historians and teachers, history buffs, and the general public. The site needed to be backed by a content management system (in this case, the CHNM-developed Omeka) to enable content providers to add new material, and for visitors to make notes and annotate content.

DELIVERABLES: Concepting, design, xhtml, css

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Page designs

Two pages of Martha Washington website


Martha Washington logos


Two concept home pages for Martha Washington website

Selected Clients*

* indicates clients worked with as a freelance contractor

  • AARP *
  • American Bankers Association *
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society of Interior Designers *
  • British Council
  • Capital Children’s Museum
  • Merrick-Towle *
  • Monster Government Solutions *
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • National Museum of American History
  • National Science Foundation
  • targusInfo *
  • The Borenstein Group *
  • Washington Post/Newsweek Interactive *
  • White House Office of Science & Technology Policy