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: 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

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

App Spotlight: Peirce Mill Tour

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 changes … Continue reading App Spotlight: Peirce Mill Tour

History and Technology: A Perfect Marriage

Newport, Rhode Island is known as an iconic location filled with historical nods to the past, through the mansions lining the coast, historic meeting houses and buildings downtown, as well as its role in the American Revolution. The Newport Historical Society has married its love and dedication to history, with technology, by providing visitors a … Continue reading History and Technology: A Perfect Marriage

A Mobile App for Lexington Historical Society

Learning about history has a whole new meaning with the new mobile app recreating the Battle of Lexington.  The app from Toursphere gives visitors an opportunity to relive crucial moments of the Revolutionary War in an engaging way. One awesome feature about the app is the ability to take the tour in multiple ways. For … Continue reading A Mobile App for Lexington Historical Society