How long is the rental period?
4 weeks. If you would like a longer booking period, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you! We cannot offer discounts for any shortened booking periods.
How far in advance should I book my rental?
2–3 months before your desired rental date is best, but we can accept bookings up to a year in advance. Please note that we do not ship exhibitions until they have been paid in full, so keep this in mind when booking your exhibition.
What is included in my rental fee?
Rental fees cover all shipping and the exhibition itself, plus the supplemental materials included with the exhibition. The rental cost is a flat fee and extra charges will only occur in the instance of a venue damaging an exhibition.
Can I bring the exhibition to more than one venue during my rental period?
Exhibitions are limited to the location booked in the contract. While you’re free to move the exhibition to different buildings or rooms within your contracted location, we do not allow any circulation of the exhibition otherwise. If you need to feature an exhibition at different locations, we recommend that you purchase the exhibition rather than rent.
Can I reschedule my rental?
As long as your new dates are available, we will happily reschedule your rental, provided the exhibition has not already shipped to you.
How do I ship the exhibition back to you?
Up to 10 days prior to the end of your display period, we’ll send you a FedEx label and set up a pickup appointment for your exhibition return. Please make sure to remove any labels from the case before attaching the new one and let our team know if there are any special instructions for FedEx.
What materials are included in my exhibition purchase?
With your purchase, we order a brand new exhibition to send you. Each panel comes in its own zipped sleeve for storage and transport. You will also receive all the supplementary materials you would receive with a rental, including the Exhibition Guide and setup instructions.
Does my purchased exhibition come with the travel/storage case?
The travel/storage case is a separate purchase. If you would like to purchase a case for your exhibition, you can add one to your cart on the same screen where you purchase the exhibition. All exhibitions can fit into one case except Freedom: A History of US, which needs two cases.
Is shipping included in the purchase price?
Can I purchase a “used” exhibition instead of a new one for a lower price?
Unfortunately, this is not currently an option, as all of our existing exhibitions are part of our rental stock. If your school needs financial assistance to purchase an exhibition, we recommend checking out Donors Choose.
How long will it take to receive my exhibition?
Once we receive payment, please allow 2 weeks for printing and shipping of your new exhibition. Exhibition orders are not sent for printing until we have received payment in full.
Setting Up Your Exhibition
All of our exhibition setup guides can be found below. Please note that there are currently three different exhibition bases and each one needs different setup instructions. When in doubt, please refer to the instructions sent to your venue’s exhibition coordinator.
Old-style exhibition base setup guide: Use this guide if you've rented Alexander Hamilton, Becoming the US, Freedom: A History of US, or WWI. Most Immigration exhibitions will also use this guide.
New-style metal exhibition base setup guide: Use this guide if you've rented Frederick Douglass: Advocate for Equality. Some copies of Immigration: An American Story will use this as well.
New-style plastic exhibition base setup guide: Use this guide if you’ve rented Who Can Vote?: A Brief History of Voting Rights.