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: 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

Why a Pilot App Makes Sense

It's tempting to think about creating an app that highlights every historical point of interest in your city; or every artifact in your museum. Stop! Don't go any further. While it's great to dream, and to plan in grandiose visions, the truth is - you should dip your toe in the water before jumping into … Continue reading Why a Pilot App Makes Sense

App Spotlight: Canadian Museum of Nature

The “Nature Trek” app at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canada is designed specifically for young visitors to this breathtaking science museum. In this creative app, users are encouraged to explore themes of subject matter that is classified as “Gross”, “Bizarre”, or “Ugly”. The app contains candid interviews with museum curators and staff … Continue reading App Spotlight: Canadian Museum of Nature