App Spotlight: Toledo Museum of Art

Q&A with Maria Iafelice, Docent Program Manager at Toledo Museum of Art Since its founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art's mission has been art education and it has earned a global reputation for the quality of their collection, their innovative and extensive education programs, and their architecturally significant campus. More than 30,000 works of art represent … Continue reading App Spotlight: Toledo Museum of Art

App Spotlight: Texas Time Travel Tours

Q&A with Susan Shore, Heritage Tourism Program Specialist at the Texas Historical Commission Texas Time Travel Tours, the mobile app created by the Texas Historical Commission, is a true portrait of Texas. The app features over 550 sites, 170 of which are highlighted with audio and video. Currently there are seven statewide tours in the app and … Continue reading App Spotlight: Texas Time Travel Tours

App Spotlight: Cranbrook House and Gardens

Q&A with Eric Franchy, Public Relations Coordinator at Cranbrook House and Gardens Cranbook House and Gardens, located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the oldest historic manor in metropolitan Detroit and serves as the centerpiece of the Cranbrook Educational Community campus, a National Historic Landmark. Formerly the estate of Ellen Scripps and newspaper mogul George Booth, Cranbrook is … Continue reading App Spotlight: Cranbrook House and Gardens

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

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: 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

Free Case Study: the Edsel Ford House Smartphone App

Did you miss our webinar on Mobile Apps in Historic Homes? Don't fret! In partnership with the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, we've just released a new white paper that explains their award-winning app project - from conception to launch and evaluation. Go ahead and download it - and send it to your friends and … Continue reading Free Case Study: the Edsel Ford House Smartphone App

Upcoming Webinar June 20th: Going Mobile in Historic Homes

Join us Thursday, June 20 at 11:30am for a special hour-long webinar "Going Mobile in Historic Homes: How mobile technology can help historic properties fulfill their mission in the digital age.” TourSphere CEO Rob Pyles will be joined by Christopher Shires, Director of Interpretation at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House to discuss challenges and … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar June 20th: Going Mobile in Historic Homes