App Spotlight: The Noah Webster House

Q&A with Sarah St. Germain, Coordinator of Public Programs at the Noah Webster House The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is located in the restored birthplace and childhood home of Noah Webster. Webster was a national figure known not only for the first American dictionary and the Blue-Backed Speller, but also for being … Continue reading App Spotlight: The Noah Webster House

App Spotlight: The McCormick Foundation’s Cantigny Park

Q&A with Diane Gutenkauf, Director of the Robert R. McCormick Museum Cantigny Park is the former estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Covering an expansive 500-acres in Wheaton, Illinois, the Colonel left his estate as a gift to the public upon his death in 1955. The park … Continue reading App Spotlight: The McCormick Foundation’s Cantigny Park

App Spotlight: Geneva Historical Society

Q&A with Kerry Lippincott, Executive Director at the Geneva Historical Society Founded in 1883, the Geneva Historical Society preserves and tells the stories of Geneva, New York through three historic house museums–the Geneva History Museum at the Prouty-Chew House, Rose Hill Mansion, and Johnston House. They launched their first cell phone tour with OnCell in early 2014 and … Continue reading App Spotlight: Geneva Historical Society

Saratoga National Historic Park and OnCell-TourSphere Partner to Revamp Mobile App

Redesigned Self-Guided Tour App Offers Visitors Elegant, User-Friendly Experience STILLWATER, N.Y., February 25, 2015–Saratoga National Historic Park has partnered with OnCell-TourSphere to launch their newly redesigned mobile tour app. The two worked closely together to create a custom branded app to achieve the iconic National Park Service look and meet their strict design standards. The self-guided audio tour … Continue reading Saratoga National Historic Park and OnCell-TourSphere Partner to Revamp Mobile App

App Spotlight: Tombstone State Historic Courthouse

The Tombstone State Historic Courthouse in, Tombstone, Arizona, is bringing a new interactive experience to their space by providing visitors with a mobile tour app. The tour allows visitors to access educational content through their mobile devices. With over 18 stops, the tour takes visitors around the 1882 two-story structure which currently serves as a … Continue reading App Spotlight: Tombstone State Historic Courthouse

App Spotlight: Des Plaines History Center

Q&A with Shari Caine, Executive Director at the Des Plaines History Center Founded in 1968, the Des Plaines History Center collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Des Plaines, Illinois and its people and provides access to those resources through exhibits, educational programs, and research facilities. They launched their mobile walking tour in late October, 2014, … Continue reading App Spotlight: Des Plaines History Center

App Spotlight: Town of Peterborough, New Hampshire

The town of Peterborough is creating their Explore “Our Town” mobile app in honor of the town's 275th anniversary.  2014 is a big year for Peterborough as it also coincides with the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the 100th anniversary of World War I, and the 75th anniversary … Continue reading App Spotlight: Town of Peterborough, New Hampshire

App Spotlight: Newport Historical Society Native Apps

Q&A with Stacie Parillo, Head of Collections and Manager of Digital Initiatives at Newport Historical Society The Newport Historical Society originally launched their web app in November of 2012. TourSphere worked closely with the NHS team to develop a custom theme and build an app that launched a historic properties tour with over 40 sites. They … Continue reading App Spotlight: Newport Historical Society Native Apps

Strawbery Banke Museum Mobile App Wins 2014 NEMA Award

Congratulations to our friends at the Strawbery Banke Museum! Their app took First Place in the Mobile App category in the New England Museum Association’s 2014 Publication Awards Competition. The app, Listen to the Landscape, was cited for its excellent video interpretation, striking imagery, and overall ease of use. The annual NEMA competition recognizes excellence in design, production, and … Continue reading Strawbery Banke Museum Mobile App Wins 2014 NEMA Award

App Spotlight: Heritage Museums & Gardens

Q&A with Andrea Early, Marketing and Communications Director Big bugs. Windmill. Vintage carousel. Designer labyrinth. The Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA has all the quirk and charm you would expect from a historic museum on Cape Cod. Spanning an expansive 100 acres, it is the largest public garden in Southern New England and celebrates American … Continue reading App Spotlight: Heritage Museums & Gardens