Many new projects went live in February, but this month we are highlighting two of our latest projects to honor Black History Month-- Strides for Social Justice and Road to Freedom.
Strides for Social Justice:
The cities of Eugene and Springfield in Lane County, Oregon have an important history in the experience of Black residents in the area. The brand-new app offers a chance to brush up on the people, places, and events that have shaped the experience for the residents of the area today. Strides for Social Justice was created to engage and educate participants on the history and achievements of Black residents while also promoting health and wellness in the Lane County community. To learn more about Strides for Social Justice, check out their story on NBC.
Lane County has a history of political activism, civil unrest, and protest activity. In addition to the milestones of Black community members, Strides for Social Justice tours illuminate the ways in which Black residents have been subjected to displacement, exclusion, segregation, and racism as they have strived to build lives in Eugene and Springfield. Check out Rosa Parks Plaza at Lane Transit District’s downtown station or get a taste of music, education, and political activism at the Dr. Edwin Coleman Jr. Community Center.
Road to Freedom:
Many stories of our country’s Civil War remain untold. Road to Freedom offers a supplemental resource in demonstrating the diverse history in Virginia and helps to bring light to the stories of the African American experience during the Civil War. Through a variety of options to interact with these stories, the history of Virginia can be properly investigated.
Travel the Road to Freedom with various tours to unleash the power of perspective and place. Introduce yourself to various historical figures that have been given little voice until now. Walk around Fort Monroe -- a National Historic Landmark -- to immerse in the Freedom Fortress.
Other apps launched this month include:
Palm Springs Windmill Tours
The majestic giant wind turbines are an iconic symbol as you arrive in the Coachella Valley. The newly developed self-driving windmill tours allow you to explore the evolution of wind turbines on a private wind farm from the comfort of your own vehicle. The tour allows you to exit at each stop and guides you with a curated video.
Tour of Manchester by the Sea
Manchester Historical Museum has partnered with our team at STQRY to offer a free mobile tour of Manchester-by-the-sea. Dive into the rich history, from colonial farms and fishing times to the furniture-making era and on to the Gilded Age. Visit 16 sites that include historic buildings and lovely outdoor spaces.
Westport Historical Society
STQRY teamed up with Westport Historical Society to create an app for visitors to explore the extraordinary heritage of Westport, Massachusetts. The introductory tour will take you on a stroll along the Handy House Heritage Trail in the virtual company of archaeologist Holly Herbster.
Ai WeiWei Trace at the Skirball Cultural Center
The Skirball Cultural Center is a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. Open to the public since 1996, the Skirball has established itself as one of the world's most dynamic Jewish cultural institutions in Los Angeles. The new web app is available in English and Spanish. The audio guide includes audio tracks from the artist Ai Weiwei himself as well as Skirball curator Yael Lipschutz.
Wauwatosa Historical Society
The Kneeland-Walker House is the home of the Wauwatosa Historical Society. The new tour provides information about the 1890 Queen Anne style home and its architecture, collections, and family history. The property covers 1.5 acres and includes the landscaped grounds, the three-story main house, a two-story coach house, and a chicken coop.
One of the oldest public libraries in the state of Texas, Rosenberg Library has served the Galveston community since 1904. This app provides a narrated audio tour of the library property, including historical information related to the building and various outdoor features.
Tillamook Air Museum
The Tillamook Air Museum is housed in a historic WWII Navy blimp hangar, located just south of Tillamook, Oregon. Learn more about the 25 historical displays and artifacts surrounding aviation. This app is a tool designed to allow virtual visits of the museum from anywhere in the world, as well as a more in-depth experience when on-site.
Allen Memorial Art Museum
Recognized as one of the best academic art museums in the nation, the Allen Memorial Art Museum launched an app designed for visitors to engage with the artwork within the space, on- or off-site. Enjoy a self-guided audio tour, access object labels, written texts, audio recordings, and videos, submit feedback and
The Windward School app showcases ten of the most popular spaces around the nine-and-a-half-acre campus. Tour state-of-the-art facilities like the Lewis Jackson Memorial Sports Center and the Ahmanson Building.