Western Union celebrates 160 years in business | Condit

Western Union celebrates 160 years in business


Condit Exhibits had the opportunity to work with a global company that has helped form the way the world communicates.

Here are a few hints:

  • What company provided telegram service to the rest of the world using transatlantic submarine cables by the late 1870’s?
  • What company in 1935 launched the first facsimile service, Telefax?
  • What company has approximately 470,000 agent locations around the world?

Answer: Western Union

Western Union came to Condit requesting help with an exhibit highlighting their 160 years in business. In 4 weeks we executed a plan that included interpretive design, fabrication and install. This included gathering artifacts, images and content to be ready for a grand opening at the Denver Library.

The exhibit highlights Western Union’s 160 years in the business.  A timeline with artifacts shows the progression of Western Union from the very beginning with the telegraph, to today as a global leader in money transfers.

Congratulations to Western Union for 160 years of business.

 A little bit about Condit Exhibit’s interpretive & museum design experience:

Condit Exhibits and our selected consultants specialize in the development of contemporary interpretive learning experiences for visitors. Interpretation is about impacting people’s lives- intellectually, behaviorally and emotionally. The visitor experience is a process of discovery that stimulates new ways of looking at the world. Our goal is to provide clients with exhibits, displays and interactive experiences that quickly engage multi-age groups, stimulate learning, create an emotional connection and encourage individual curiosity.