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