Friday, February 17, 2012

Long time, no post!

Sorry about that! Here at the JCHC, there has been very little breaking news. Most of my time has been spent keeping up with our website and Facebook pages. Every now and then I might have a small project to work on, like playing editor for the day going over our print newsletter publication. Mostly, we're waiting on grant approvals so that I can really get moving on the outdoor signage project that I started fooling around with last spring. In the next few weeks, we should have a better idea what the JCHC's situation is on the project, and I will hopefully be able to begin working on designs fully.

Until next time (whenever that may be)

Friday, October 14, 2011

JCHC First Look: QR Code

New for the JCHC! Go ahead and scan this code with the QR reader on your smartphone.

This took me a little while to manipulate to get a working code with our logo embedded, but I am very pleased with the results.

Let me know what you think.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

JCHC Updates: Photo Album


I decided to spend today at the JCHC taking photographs of our current exhibits. I had the idea that our website could use a little more flair, and I decided to make a Flickr slideshow that I could embed onto our exhibits webpage.

So after a few hours of photographing and uploading, this is the final result:

I hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

JCHC Updates: Journeys

Hello everybody!

It's been really busy here at the JCHC. We just opened up a new exhibit, "Journeys," that focuses on people of color and their experiences in Jefferson County. The exhibit features an Underground Railroad "tunnel" entrance where guests enter into a "dark basement" where a motion sensor triggers the playing of audio that exposes visitors to the sounds and feelings of a group of slaves running away and hiding from Federal Marshals. Also featured in the exhibit is a scale model of the historic Heath house on Pickering Street that was used in the Underground Railroad.

I took the time to record some footage of the new exhibit and put together a short video "trailer" of the JCHC project using my Flip Video and iMovie. Please take the time to enjoy the brief tour of the Jefferson County History Center's new exhibit "Journeys":

This project is supported by a Preserve America grant from the National Park Service and administered under the Preserving African American Heritage in Pennsylvania program of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hot Off The Press...

You'll notice that I'm holding a physical copy of the new JCHC brochure that I designed. I'm very excited to get these out for our visitors and to hear feedback!