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Jones helps preserve Cold War legacy

Alert shack
This Crew Readiness and Alert Building, or "alert shack," at the former Eaker Air Force Base once housed 70 aircrew and support personnel on constant nuclear alert.

April 16, 2021
By William Ehart

How do you turn a sprawling, decommissioned Cold War-era Strategic Air Command base into a museum?

That’s where the field of experiential graphic design comes in. In fact, it remains among the responsibilities of Cybelle Jones, CEO of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design.

Jones was a partner in the museum planning and design firm Gallagher & Associates before taking the SEGD position in May 2020. One of her jobs at the firm was to help conceive the National Cold War Center in the vast, bunkered landscape of the former Eaker Air Force Base in Blytheville, Ark., not far from the Mississippi River.