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

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

App Spotlight: Metro Nashville Arts Commission

The Metro Nashville Arts Commission launched a new mobile web app that allows visitors to discover art throughout the area that comprises the Metro Public Art Collection. The goal of the city's Public Art program is to integrate artwork into public sites to enhance the cultural identity of the city and to make cultural experiences accessible to every citizen. … Continue reading App Spotlight: Metro Nashville Arts Commission

App Spotlight: The Historic New Orleans Collection

Self-Guided Tour Offers Visitors Detailed Interpretation of New Orleans History In an effort to tell the story of Louisiana and its contribution to the growth and culture of our nation, The Historic New Orleans Collection has released a mobile web app that provides an in-depth understanding of objects found within their permanent collection. The app … Continue reading App Spotlight: The Historic New Orleans Collection

App Spotlight: Connecticut River Museum’s April 8, 1814 British Raid Walking Tour

Q&A with Jennifer White-Dobbs, Director of Education The Connecticut River Museum, in historic Essex, CT, is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the cultural and natural heritage of the Connecticut River and its valley. It plays an important role in collecting and protecting manuscripts, books, art, and artifacts of regional significance. This app details … Continue reading App Spotlight: Connecticut River Museum’s April 8, 1814 British Raid Walking Tour

Historic Peirce Mill Re-launches Mobile Tour App for the 2014 Season

Peirce Mill is the last existing mill in the District of Columbia and the only 19th-century gristmill maintained by the National Park Service that operates on a full-time basis. On the National Register of Historic Places, Peirce Mill is a living museum and tribute to the 1820s economy of America and D.C.’s agrarian past. Despite … Continue reading Historic Peirce Mill Re-launches Mobile Tour App for the 2014 Season

App Spotlight: Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area celebrates and preserves the wealth of places and stories associated with the Underground Railroad found within the City of Niagara Falls and the surrounding region. During the 1800s the city was an established border crossing and served a critical role in the Underground Railroad by providing safe passage … Continue reading App Spotlight: Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area

5 Reasons to Build an App for Your Event

Regardless of the occasion—open studio, professional conference, or other—hosting an event takes a lot of effort. Several TourSphere clients have used our app builder to create "Event Apps" that make life easier - for you and event attendees. 5 Ways an Event App Can Help You and Your Guests 1. Have schedules at your fingertips. … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Build an App for Your Event

App Spotlight: The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

History Comes to Life Before Emanicipation, enslaved people depended on a secret network of men and women to lead them to freedom: the Underground Railroad. Courageous women like Harriet Tubman secured slaves’ safe passage along the Underground Railroad, as the network came to be known. Reading about the Railroad in history books, it’s hard to … Continue reading App Spotlight: The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

3 Museums with Award-Winning Apps!

It's been a great year so far for our clients! The Metropolitan Museum of Art won a prestigious 2013 MUSE Award from the American Association of Museums last month — in the  Games and Augmented Reality category. Built on the TourSphere mobile platform, and co-produced with Green Door Labs, Murder at the Met: An American … Continue reading 3 Museums with Award-Winning Apps!