Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
Faces of Gettysburg
LocationGettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA
Exhibition DesignGallagher & Associates
The museum’s growing collection of portraits of soldiers and civilians who experienced the Battle of Gettysburg are featured in this searchable database.
Visitors can browse through hundreds of archival images to see the faces and learn the identity of those portrayed and present at the battle. The portraits can be filtered by Union or Confederate affiliation, and individuals can be searched by army, state, regiment, or rank. While the interactive helps visitors learn more about the faces of those present at Gettysburg, a digital accompaniment to images filling a wall within one of the galleries, the backend database and content management system empower the staff to continue to add new images continually donated to the museum.
Press & AwardsHOW, Interactive Design Awards, Merit, Kiosks, 2009“New Museum Guides Visitors Through Gettysburg,” Associated Press, Martha Raffaele, April 23, 2008
Interactive touches—both high- and low-tech—are scattered throughout the museum...Visitors can touch a replica of slave shackles and find out for themselves how heavily a soldier’s backpack weighed him down. Using touch-screen computers, they can learn how to recognize bugle calls, decode signal corps flag messages, and locate battlefield monuments.“Center Designed to Put Gettysburg into Perspective,” Baltimore Sun, Edward Gunts, April 14, 2008
The visitor center has been designed to immerse visitors in the Gettysburg story by exposing them to the National Park Service’s extensive collection of war objects, artifacts and archival materials, as well as interactive exhibits and displays that will prepare them to tour the areas where the fighting took place.“At Last, a Gettysburg Redress,” Washington Post, Philip Kennicott, April 14, 2008
The historical galleries next to the theaters are very much in line with the contemporary trend toward media-dense exhibits, filled with shorter films in mini-theaters, all carefully structured to draw the viewer through ‘a narrative’ presentation of the war, its causes and its aftermath.“Reinforcing History,” Philadelphia Enquirer, Amy Worden, April 13, 2008
In another area, visitors can tap computer stations to see whether their ancestors fought here and follow troop movements on a touch screen.
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- Martin Linde, Gary Huck
- Technology Director
- Thomas Wester
- Jeremy Brown, Zach Archer, John Hutchison
- Jennifer Guibord
- Production Artists
- Christen Hubbard
- Production Assistants
- Erica Dillon, Shane Farrell
- Quality Assurance
- Erica Dillon
- A/V Integration
- Exhibit Design
- Gallagher & Associates