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Transforming Digital Engagement at Historic Sites Follow Up Discussion Thread (Share your examples!)

  • 1.  Transforming Digital Engagement at Historic Sites Follow Up Discussion Thread (Share your examples!)

    Posted 04-20-2020 22:26
    Edited by Priya Chhaya 05-13-2020 09:30
    All,

    Yesterday we hosted a Forum Webinar that looked at Transforming Digital Engagement at Historic Sites. While the speakers are going through the questions they weren't able to answer live (and will be posted on the Forum blog), we also wanted to open up this space for continued discussion.

    If you're looking for more examples also check out this earlier thread on going digital in this crisis.

    To listen to the webinar visit the Forum Library for the recording.

    Webinar Description:
    As we all know, preservationists and history professionals across the country have been forced to shift overnight the way they share, engage, and tell their stories from in-person programming to the digital realm. We recognize this has not been easy. Our webinar from Preservation Leadership Forum will help preservation leaders through this transition. Hear from three dynamic speakers and join a conversation about the process of transformation- how to develop a strategy, what lessons have been learned (so far), and get advice on sustaining a digital presence with existing capacities and resources. Each speaker will bring replicable examples and best practices that attendees can implement at their organization and historic places.

    Priya

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    Priya Chhaya
    Associate Director, of Content
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Washington DC
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  • 2.  RE: Transforming Digital Engagement at Historic Sites Follow Up Discussion Thread (Share your examples!)

    Posted 05-13-2020 09:30
    We are happy to share with the forum the Handsell Kitchen 360 video that is now posted on you tube: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OVff5UuowIQ
    As part of virtual preservation, our local Heart of Chesapeake Heritage Area purchased a 360 degree video camera to record the many interesting heritage tourism sites in our rural county on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the largest geographic county in the State. This video of Handsell Historic Site, a National Register listed house, is a preservation project (aka Drayton Hall) was a "practice run" to see how the camera would work. We just wrapped up work funded by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority at Handsell, so this was an opportunity to show off work and experiment with filming. We plan more polished versions in the future.

    Stay safe.
    Midge Ingersoll
    President, Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance
    Dorchester County, Maryland


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    Midge Ingersoll
    President
    Nanticoke Historic Preservation
    Cambridge MD
    restorehandsell@gmail.com
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