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Historical Storytelling through Technology

  • 1.  Historical Storytelling through Technology

    Posted 01-11-2018 15:36
    Edited by Priya Chhaya 01-11-2018 15:37
    Hello Forum Connect!

    Hope everyone is having a great New Year! I am looking for examples of how preservationists are using technology tools in unique and innovative ways to tell stories at at historic sites (or through your organization's work).

    The reason I ask is that I am moderating a Forum Webinar on technology and storytelling next Tuesday. We have some great panelists  - Lauren Northup from Historic Charleston Foundation, Sheila Brennan from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Jessica Marie Johnson from Johns Hopkins University  - that will share tips and tools about their work, but I thought it couldn't hurt to have some other examples on hand to point to.

    For more information on the webinar (which is Free!) visit

    Thanks in advance!


    Priya Chhaya
    Manager, Online Content and Products
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Washington DC

  • 2.  RE: Historical Storytelling through Technology

    Posted 01-12-2018 16:28
    Hi Priya!

    My name is Anna Blyth, and I am an undergraduate researcher in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Princeton University. Coincidentally, I am also from Charleston!

    My thesis project is performing a structural analysis of the Morris Island Lighthouse. One of the things I am working on is a Virtual Tour and Informational Model that allows users to walk through the lighthouse and interact with "hotspots" that open datasets about the lighthouse. Eventually, I intend to use this to incorporate structural information. But right now I am creating a sort of virtual museum for the lighthouse. I haven't finished inputting all the historical data I want to incorporate, but some is in. It's a fun project, and it seems relevant to your discussion!

    Let me know if you are interested and how I can contribute!

    Anna Blyth
    Undergraduate Researcher
    Princeton University
    Princeton NJ