Mobile apps are now very common. We use it for almost anything including shopping, calling taxis, and looking for various things. The museums now have apps to enrich the experience of the visitors.
Information about artifacts
The mobile app of the museum you are visiting can give you detailed information about the artifacts and mementos on display. That way you can know the story behind your favorite pieces and learn more about the various artifacts.
Social media sharing
You can share your experience of visiting the museum with your friends using the app. That way your friends will also be interested in visiting the museum. By sharing your experience on social media you will be able to create awareness about the importance of visiting museums.
The app of the museum is multilingual. So, you can learn about the artifacts and mementos in your language. You will be able to understand the difficult terms that way. You will find it much easier to learn about the various exhibits of the museum.
Highlight as favorite
Using the app, you can highlight or mark your favorite artifact or memento. This information will be saved in the museum’s database and will be used for their research work.
So, the mobile app of the museum will help you to have a better experience at the museum. You will not get bored, but instead, learn a lot of things from your visit to the museum.
The history museum is worth visiting for their collection of artifacts and mementos. The museum also offers various educational programs for people of all ages. Here are some programs offered for the children.
Meeting scientists and researchers
This program takes place twice a month. You can join your children to watch the Livestream with Museum scientists and researchers. The children can learn a lot of things from this program. The children can express their curiosity about something and get the right answers from scientists and researchers.
You and your children can join the museum’s guides. Your children can get a guided tour of the various exhibits at the museum. It will be a memorable journey for them as they will be exploring various artifacts and mementos from the early days. They will learn a lot about history during their visit to the museum.
The guides will explain every artifact and memento. So, they will learn a great deal about them. They will find great interest in the various displays at the museum.
When the school is closed, children can go to camps organized by the museum. At the museum, they can look into exhibits and learn many things. They can also be engaged in many interactive activities.
These special programs can make your child more enthusiastic to visit museums. By taking part in these special programs, you can have a great time with your children.
History museums display various artifacts and mementos for people to see. Various educational resources are also available there so that people can learn new things. Here are some resources that you can find there.
Virtual school programs
This program is for school students. You can bring students to the free and interactive programs of the museum. The museum educators will conduct virtual private classes using Zoom Meetings. The students can take part in the discussions, question and answer rounds, and interact with the facilitators.
Live museum presentations
Students can participate in the live virtual museum presentations. These presentations can be seen in multiple classrooms simultaneously. During the presentation, students or teachers won’t be able to talk, but they can type questions which will be answered later on.
These workshops will provide a connection between the classwork curriculum and the museum exhibits, artifacts, and mementos. There will be workshops on various topics related to the museum.
The workshops can be for both children and adults. Here you will learn about the various resources of the museum and the outcomes of research done by the museum experts.
These educational resources of the history museums are very valuable. You should join these programs and workshops and learn more about historical facts and figures.
Many artifacts become endangered if proper care is not taken to preserve them. Four museums from the Roanoke Valley made it on the list of the endangered artifacts in Virginia.
National D-Day Memorial
Bob Slaughter, the D-Day veteran kept a memento of his wartime service. Before the invasion, US Gen. Dwight Eisenhower sent an ‘Order of the Day’ to the troops which 75 comrades including Bob Slaughter had to sign. Slaughter saved that letter and framed it.
After he died in 2012, his family found it among his belongings. A professional conservator is needed to take the document out of the frame without damaging it and it would cost a lot. So, if steps are not taken to preserve it, the letter will be lost forever.
Taubman Museum of Art
Here you will find the photographs and negatives of Peggy Macdowell Thomas. These include portraits by Thomas Eakins and his wife Susan Eakins, two great American painters.
The photographs included family portraits that were used by Eakins to help them in painting. These photographs are in freezer condition and they need to be stabilized and reproduced.
History Museum of Western Virginia
Here there is a black and red striped silk wedding dress from 1858 that was worn in New York for a wedding. The wealthy families then took the dress for one day rent to wear as a day dress. The dress has shown signs of damage and needs to be repaired.
Funds are needed to conserve these artifacts. Otherwise, they will be damaged soon and it won’t be possible to recover them.