This project was completed in association with the James Monroe Museum. Our goal is to integrate technology and history through the lens of the James Monroe Museum’s collection. We aim to make history exciting and accessible to all. The baseline of this project was to create a 360 tour of the James Monroe Museum and enhance people’s overall online immersion experience of the museum. In addition to the tour, we have created a timeline and StoryMap. We have also created 10 artifact videos that are linked within the tour and have linked previous projects that others have done in collaboration with the museum. With all these parts, we hope that history lovers and educators can get a feeling for what the museum has to offer. We hope that this will not only inspire people to visit the museum, but that it will provide an immersive experience for those who are not able to go see it in person.
Kelly Emmrich is a senior English major with a minor in digital studies at the University of Mary Washington. She will graduate in May 2018 and will be continuing her education as a graduate student in the MFA animation program at Pratt in Fall 2018.
Sarah Godfrey is a senior history major at the University of Mary Washington. She will she graduating with a bachelor degree in May 2018. She enjoys learning about many different aspects of history and hopes to work in museums.
Emily James is a senior history major at the University of Mary Washington. After finishing in the spring of 2018, she is going to graduate school for her Masters in Special Education. She enjoys learning about children’s history and making learning accessible to all.
Kasey Mayer is a senior history major at the University of Mary Washington. She graduates with her Bachelor of Arts in History in May 2018. She will continue her education at UMW to obtain her Masters in Secondary Education. She enjoys American history and hopes to be a middle school teacher.
Lesya Melnychenko is a senior Interdisciplinary Science major and Digital Studies minor at the University of Mary Washington. She will be graduating in May 2018 and continuing at UMW to get her Masters in Elementary Education with a specialization in Instructional Technology. She hopes to bring excitement and equity to the forefront of her future classroom.
The James Monroe Museum (Fredericksburg, VA)
We wanted to send a special thanks to…
The James Monroe Museum
Dr. Jeffrey McClurken
Dr. Nigel Haarstad