Virtual reality exhibit at Union Mills, 2018. Photo from Carroll County Time.

Summit Session: History Comes Alive Using Emerging Technologies at Historic Sites

06/20/2019
By Preservation Maryland

Preservation Maryland will host two museum futurists at our annual statewide conference to highlight active virtual and augmented reality projects that can be implemented at small or large scales. Join Matt Briney of Mount Vernon and Dorothy Stoltz of Carroll County Libraries on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Frederick at the Old Line State Summit.

Free Resource: Preservation Maryland is pleased to provide access to this presentation as a PDF download and on-demand video on our YouTube channel.

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SESSION SUMMARY

How can new and emerging technology help tell an immersive story or help visualize information? Come learn about two exciting projects that are applying technology in innovative ways!

George Washington’s Mount Vernon launched a 45-minute outdoor wearable augmented reality tour with ARtGlass. Carroll County Public Library, The Union Mills Homestead, and Balti Virtual developed a partnership to combine augmented reality with a traveling exhibit to bring local history to life. Hear lessons learned regarding the design, implementation, and impact of using augmented reality to enhance a local history project and explore how these projects can serve as a model for future use of augmented reality in libraries, museums, and other organizations.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Matt Briney
Vice President of New Media
George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Matt Briney is the Vice President of New Media at George Washington’s Mount Vernon overseeing the production of digital assets from movie productions, interactive websites, mobile apps and on-site interactives. During his time at Mount Vernon he has managed the launches of the Be Washington interactive theater, the Revolutionary War 4D experience, the Agent 711: Spy Adventure mobile app and the Mount Vernon augmented reality tour.

Dorothy Stoltz
Directory for Community Engagement
Carroll County Public Library

Dorothy Stoltz is the Director for Community Engagement, Carroll County Public Library in Maryland, and connecting people of all ages with resources to enhance their lifelong learning.  She is co-author of several books for the American Library Association, such as “Transform and Thrive: Ideas to Invigorate Your Library and Community,” and numerous articles, including, “Augmented Reality Brings Early Industry to Life” in Old Mill News, and a white paper, “Media Mentorship in Libraries Serving Youth.

Emily Huebner
Assistant Director
Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

Emily Huebner is the Assistant Director of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. Prior to joining the Heritage Area in 2017, she worked on the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland and the Maryland 400 Project at the Maryland State Archives. Emily will moderate this session.

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