Street Address
106C W 24th St
North Newton, KS 67117
Mailing Address
PO Box 313
North Newton, KS 67117
phone: 800-606-1233
Joel Gaeddert, Founder & CEO


Upland Exhibit Systems is a new brand of off-the-shelf museum products built by Flint Hills Design, inspired by nearly a decade of experience designing permanent and traveling exhibits. From activity carts to pedestals to traveling exhibit frameworks, Upland Exhibit Systems will help you create the perfect exhibit.


Using finishing techniques honed over years of exhibit fabrication, Upland empowers your organization to tell a story in a voice all its own. Choose one of Upland’s signature stains and paint washes, or craft a custom finish.


Upland frameworks and components are built so you can easily apply your own graphics. Panels and labels are shipped ready for printing, painting and vinyl application, and design templates for Upland products are available upon request.

For an additional fee, you can take advantage of Upland’s expertise and provide your organization the highest quality graphics production. Contact Upland today to begin the conversation about adding graphics to your exhibit product.


The Upland material list is simple: Wood, metal, fabric, paper, paint, Oils, stains, screws, bolts, glue. We make intentional choices about materials we use based on their simplicity, versatility, durability and beauty.

We choose Baltic birch plywood because it is stable, durable, sustainable and lovely to look at and to touch. We choose aluminum for its lightness, pliability and surprising strength. We choose blackened steel for its unbending character and honesty. We mix our own paint washes. We oil and sand, oil and sand. We fashion frames from walnut, cherry and maple. We do this work by hand, and at day’s end we carry these materials home with us, in our hair and on our skin.

When exhibit components come home after five years moving from museum to museum, carrying the patina of five years of travel, the oils of five years of fingertips, the inevitable scratches and scars of five years spent moving by common carrier across the country, you begin to understand the importance of choosing materials with thoughtfulness and care.

So how will your exhibit look in five years?

What materials will you choose to help you tell your story?

Request Pro Access

Upland offers discounted pricing to all museum professionals. Please submit your request on our website to be assigned a Pro Customer number for reduced pricing, access to professional design resources, and exclusive offers.