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Sailing 3,200 miles ocean to do it THEIR way

By admin | May 9, 2016

Interpreting root causes for significant historical events During the Plymouth 400 forum last month Michaël Roumen, director of Cultuurfonds Leiden, gave a sweeping overview of the places where the emigrants lived, worked and prayed. The streets, garden, and estate they lived in, and most importantly, Pieterskerk, remain unchanged since 1620 when the voyage took place….

Mills of Woonsocket

By admin | April 27, 2016

This video illustrates the conceptual design of the “Mills of Woonsocket.” This multi-touch and multi-user digital experience. Using the latest in gestural interface technology, this new exhibit will allow  Museum of Work Culture visitors to explore how the explosive growth of mill production transformed the landscape of Woonsocket. In the process of creating this exhibit,…

1620 Meets 2020, the Ultimate Visitor Experience

By admin | April 26, 2016

Our English Visitors Explore Their History in America. In breeches, doublet, and a wide-brimmed felt hat, Issac Allerton complained to his fellow countryman 388 years into the future, Leo Devine, Head of BBC South West, about his disappointment in the weather. After all, he stated in a thick 17th-century accent, “Eng-land is an’ a high-yar…

Party Lines—The Story Behind the Story

By admin | February 29, 2016

Illuminating the past through storytelling We have enjoyed working with Freedom Historical Society and Saving Stories to create an exhibit on the History of the Telephone. One of the most interesting aspects of developing an exhibit is the process of illustrating the main story bring you to the point where you discover the story behind…

Exhibit Design Concepts and the Guilty Party

By admin | February 19, 2016

We presented the design of an interactive exhibit at a unique event. This multi-touch gestural interface exhibit uses the Blackstone River as a metaphor for change; visitors learn about how the mills changed the historical landscape of Woonsocket, RI. The interface allows multiple users to access a series of maps tapping into video interviews and…

Plymouth exhibit put to the test at History Camp

By admin | February 6, 2016

Plymouth 1620-2020 will receive a peer review at History Camp Boston 2016. This gathering of curators, professors, librarians and archivists is based on the international BarCamp idea which originated in the tech industry. This forum for participant-generated content and discussion is an “unconference”. We will ask participants to consider the question: Would the Wampanoag Nation…